Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Building Relationships Through a Shared Love of Reading

A student that AmeriCorps member, Adam Zahren, who serves at Fullerton School of Academics, worked with was repeating the third grade due to failing the reading guarantee the following year. During the class reading time, she would cringe and refuse to participate. One day when we were working together in the City Year room, Mr. Adam came across one of his favorite childhood books, Put Me in the Zoo by Robert Lopshire. When the student heard about how much he enjoyed reading it when he was young, she decided she wanted to read it too!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Spring Means Serious Business in Our Schools

As the end of the school year approaches and everyone is looking forward to the warm weather and free time, our students are just beginning their rigorous standardized testing weeks. It may be getting beautiful outside, but in the schools, it is serious business.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Mound STEM School Black History Month Celebration

Mound STEM school celebrated Black History Month with their “Black History Month Showcase” on Friday, February 24th. The school assembly was a partnership of performances from the school’s music department and the City Year after school program Hip Hop Academy.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Starfish Story: Claire Levin

City Year Cleveland is proud to have 68 AmeriCorps members in eight Cleveland Metropolitan School District schools during the 2016-2017 school year. One of our proud AmeriCorps members, Claire Levin, proudly serves at Fullerton School of Academics.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

National Mentoring Month - Guss Walls Serves Students Daily

City Year plays a unique role in our schools not only offering academic and after-school support, but also the mentorship we are able to provide students in attendance, behavior, and preparation for their future. City Year AmeriCorps Members work with students every week to set student directed goals to encourage students to take initiative over their everyday decision making. In honor of January being National Mentoring month, I wanted to share some of the extraordinary work that one of my team members is doing to go above and beyond the weekly check in and check out with our students.