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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Alumni Spotlight: Gabriel Sehringer

As a high school student, Gabe Sehringer aspired toward college. He began researching universities as a sophomore and by junior year he had a long list of schools he wanted to apply to. However, by the end of his senior year, he realized something was missing. Continue reading to learn about Gabe’s gap year with City Year.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Power of Poetry

Students in our afterschool program at the Blackstone Innovation School had the chance to enter poems into a city-wide competition earlier this year. This young poet addresses the issue of bullying, proving the pen is mightier than the sword.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice

Looking for a book to include in your social justice units? Look no further than Phillip Hoose's book about Civil Rights activist Claudette Colvin.

Friday, April 18, 2014

How to get your students to say "I finished all my homework" (and mean it!)

Eli* is also one the students I tutor academically every day, and he sometimes struggles to keep him focused while working on assignments. Brimming with energy, it is understandably challenging for him to sit down for long periods without finding distractions. Click to read more about how we encouraged Eli to stay on-task and finish his homework.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Day in the Life of a Corp Member, In Haikus

April is National Poetry Month. To celebrate, corps member Rebecca Pelletier wrote a collection of haikus describing a day in her life.