2016-03-31

Picture this: Right now, 309 young adults are halfway through a commitment they made to serve for eleven months in the highest-need urban. Each day, they work from sun up, to sun down to change the lives of students, fueled by one purpose: to ensure these students reach graduation, ready for college and a career

Now it’s our turn to recognize them for their commitment. City Year designated March as City Year AmeriCorps Member Appreciation Month to thank the corps for their service to students, schools, and communities. To honor their service, we joined forces with sponsors AramarkStarbucks, Comcast, Riot Games, Sony, Farmers Insurance, Grifols Pharmaceuticals, L.A. Galaxy, HSBC, Time Inc., DIRECTV, Pure Fix Cycles, Disney, Creative Artists Agency, and RealD. Below you'll find highlights from the month, including meals, trainings, gifts, and activities. We hope the extra encouragement and appreciation will help our City Year corps stay energized and excited to finish the year strong!

Fueling their Idealism

Thank you, Aramark, for treating our entire Los Angeles corps to a delicious hot catered lunch.

Thank you, Starbucks, for supplying our corps with coffee during their professional development sessions.

Investing in their Careers

Thank you, Comcast, for putting together a wonderfully insightful panel for our corps members. (Left to right: Colleen Williams, Craig Robinson, Maria Pekurovskaya, Bob Greenblatt, and Kathy Mandato)

Thank you, Riot Games, for hosting the Jordan High School team for a tour on your campus.

Thank you, Sony,  for hosting the John Liechty Middle School team for a tour around your studio lot.

Thank you, Farmers Insurance, for hosting the Santee Education Complex team for a day at Farmers University.

Thank you, Grifols Pharmaceuticals, for scrubbing up our aspiring M.D.s for a day in your laboratory.

Having Fun in Los Angeles

Thank you, L.A. Galaxy, for providing our corps with tickets to catch the team in action at the StubHub Center in Carson.

Thank you Creative Artists Agency and RealD for filling up your screening rooms with our corps members to see 'Deadpool' and 'The Martian.'

Would you like to thank our corps? Join the conversation: #ThankYouCorps

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