Corps to Corporate: The Journey of a City Year Louisiana AmeriCorps Member to Memphis
My service experience provided the opportunity to fulfill a personal aspiration, embarking on a people driven and service oriented career. I had no prior knowledge of City Year’s or AmeriCorps values, founding stories, or culture; I naively assumed we were merely another program of “outsiders” coming in to save economically disenfranchised youth. My mindset shifted as I met and overtime bonded with my fellow 2010-2011 corps members and leadership team in the Baton Rouge office of CYL.
City Year Memphis and its New Beloved Community
At City Year, MLK Day is a day on, not a day off. City Year sites across the country volunteer their time on MLK Day to serve their beloved communities. Take a look at how our new City Year site in Memphis, TN is serving their community, where MLK’s fight for justice and equality is ever-present in its history and day-to-day culture.
Miami to Memphis: A Global Educator
Meet Ireney Duval. Here she talks about how her experience with City Year will help her achieve her goal of teaching English in Japan.
A Parent’s Perspective
For parents who have children who are thinking of becoming a teacher or even those who are undecided, I would highly recommend City Year. While it may seem unconventional to not attend college right after high school, it was truly the best choice for my daughter.