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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Asian American and Pacific Islanders in National Service: A Conversation with City Year Washington, DC AAPI Alumni

After my conversation with Ms. Soo Kim, the Korean-American kindergarten teacher at King Elementary School, I do believe that AAPIs have an important role to play in the field of public education. To expand on this point, on February 22, City Year DC’s AAPI Affinity Group invited a three-person panel of past AAPI AmeriCorps members to share their service stories and speak about their perspectives on why AAPIs should serve.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Curiosity Fueled by Deloitte

On Friday, April 20, thirty three middle school students and ten Deloitte employees spent their afternoon turning a pile of everyday objects like plastic cups, batteries, binder clips, and wires into automated robots at Cardozo Education Campus. The challenge was to build the robot's electrical circuit so it would automatically stop when it hit the boundaries of its designated area.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Asian-Pacific Islanders in Public Education: A Conversation with Ms. Soo Kim

During my service year at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School in Southeast Washington D.C., I have had the opportunity to meet a kindergarten teacher named Ms. Soo Kim. She is another example of someone showing that Asian-Pacific Islanders do have an important role to play in American public education.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

A Helping Hand

Over the past few months, my relationship with Caleb has evolved through many ups and downs. Caleb has consistently been one of my most engaged students during small groups, but getting homework and classwork turned in was often challenging for him.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

New School, Who Dis?

As an AmeriCorps member, the classroom you share with your partner teacher is a small but dynamic world in and of itself, where aspects of the real world play out into existence. Every person who plays a part, past or present, carries that world with them. Some days, the weight of this world may feel heavy, but there is a sense of calm and joy that comes with recognizing it exactly as it is.