Building a Strong Foundation at Mendez Learning Center
This is City Year Los Angeles’ first year in high schools and I have the privilege of serving in one of them on the JPMorgan Chase Team at the Felicitas and Gonzalo Mendez Learning Center.
Planting Seeds of Success at Stevenson Middle School
“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” -Robert Lewis Stevenson
Read to Succeed: Hollenbeck Middle School’s 25 Book Campaign
In an effort to motivate students to become life-long readers, Hollenbeck Middle School in Boyle Heights hosts a “25 Book Campaign” each year. The campaign asks students to read 25 books equaling a million and a half words in total throughout the school year.
The CYLA Civic Engagement Team: Making Los Angeles a Brighter Place for Students
My friends occasionally ask “You’re still with that nonprofit where you, like, mentor and tutor kids, right?” “Yeah, I’m still with City Year,” I’ll respond. “…Then why are you covered in paint?”
For Students at Normandie Ave. Elementary, Good Behavior Reaps Rewarded
In front of an audience of over one thousand elementary school students, two lines of corps members walked across the stage. The group given the role of “Good Kids” walked quietly across the stage with our hands behind our backs. The other half of my team, the “Bad Kids,” threw trash, talked, and pushed one another.