The Power of Representation for Students
Growing up I had very few teachers of color and like my students, I found it hard to talk to someone about my experiences or find a mentor. Being in the classroom as an AmeriCorps member made me realize how much representation in education matters to students and families. I believe for students of color to succeed in school and for education to have a better impact on their lives they must grow up seeing people of color in positions of power and leadership.
Coming Full Circle
Alumna Alysa Buchanan, who served at the Condon K-8 School from 1996-1997 on the Gillette Team, shares about her journey to service and life after City Year.
Teamwork Makes the Dreamwork
“We live to serve another day,” says my teammate Aysia as we had down the hallway to our 3rd-grade classroom. “And that’s a beautiful thing,” I respond, along with a special handshake we’ve come up with. We then enter our classroom full of 3rd-graders doing morning work and getting ready to work together to accomplish any task that may come up in our classroom.