City Year's core values represent the deepest beliefs and highest aspirations of our organization. We strive to ensure that these values animate our culture of idealism, inspire our actions, and inform our decisions on a daily basis. Our values serve as the north star, empowering us to be true to ourselves through changing times to achieve our mission. This November City Year Cleveland remembered our core value Service to a Cause Greater Than Self.
We dedicate ourselves to addressing shared civic challenges through unified action. We believe that service represents a personal decision to dedicate one’s time, energy and effort to a cause greater than oneself and to attend powerfully to the needs of others. During the month of November our AmeriCorps members stepped up and exemplified this core value. Beyond their daily service in their schools, they challenged each other to think about the community as a whole and to donate nonperishable items in a food drive, raising hundreds of items, for the Greater Cleveland Food Bank.