Refuel. Recharge. Reignite.
On January 27, City Year Cleveland held its Advanced Training Academy (ATA). ATA is three days dedicated to training, reflecting and reviving our staff and AmeriCorps members in the middle of the year. AmeriCorps members assess accomplishments and goals, and plan how to finish the year strong. Also, part of the time is spent on deepening their understanding of inclusivity and continuing the process of building the beloved community while connecting deeper as a team.
Starfish: Meet Emily Perkins
“I promised I would be at their senior graduation.” Emily Perkins made that promise to her ten 9th grade East Technical High School girls almost four years ago. In 2012, Emily was 23 years-old and had just made a life altering career decision. She decided to leave her promising career in chemical engineering to become a City Year AmeriCorps member and serve for 10 months in a high-poverty urban school. Emily walked into East Technical High School not knowing where this next step was going to take her in life. What she found was a room full of teenage girls who ended up changing her life.
Bank of America awards $200,000 grant to City Year Cleveland
Bank of America launches its philanthropic Neighborhood Builders program in Ohio by awarding $200,000 to City Year Cleveland.
Remembering Others During Thanksgiving
New Partnership: George Washington Carver STEM Elementary School
At City Year Cleveland we have big plans to saturate low performing Cleveland schools with highly trained AmeriCorps members, who provide individualized academic and social-emotional supports to students who need it the most. This school year, we added an additional 10 AmeriCorps members to our team taking us to 60 AmeriCorps members total in seven Cleveland Metropolitan School District schools reaching over 2,200 students. Our newest school partner is George Washington Carver STEM Elementary School.