Thursday, January 19, 2017

MLK Day: Making a Difference to 3,000 Chicago Students

This year, City Year Chicago’s Civic Engagement team organized a spectacular day of service at the Marie Curie Metropolitan High School in Chicago's Archer Heights community. Larger than any of the schools that City Year Chicago serves, Curie has almost 3,000 students enrolled in the ninth through twelfth grades ...

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

A Day On, Not A Day Off

For all AmeriCorps members across the nation, Dr. Martin Luther King Day is a “Day on, not a day off.” Dr. King left a legacy of serving others through his life and his teachings. He had a vision of a “Beloved Community,” a community of different backgrounds that understands that we are connected and our own well-being is linked with the well-being of others. To make his vision come alive, our City Year Chicago Civic Engagement Team picks a deserving Chicago Public School each year to beautify and give our time . . .

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Successes and Struggles in Small Group Sessions

Red Jacket Reporter Jessenia Martinez reflects on how her team has overcome challenges in serving students at the Fuller School of Excellence.

Friday, December 16, 2016

City Year Chicago Mentors get some Mentoring!

At the start of our City Year we were under the impression that we would be working with other AmeriCorps members to support the amazing students in 26 Chicago neighborhood schools. We were happy to find out that City Year provides AmeriCorps members with opportunities to grow professionally. Read three personal accounts how City Year Chicago AmeriCorps members are benefitting from mentors from Deloitte.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Unity Rally: Reflecting on Human Rights Day – December 10, 2016

In honor of Human Rights Day, Lucy Redd, an AmeriCorps Member serving at the Piccolo School of Excellence, reflects on the change that is being made through her experience at City Year. Read about her reflection on how both AmeriCorps members and the students they work with are bringing about the change they wish to see in the world.

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