At City Year, we have 25 founding stories that highlight our organizational values, keep us centered throughout the service year and motivate and inspire us. Read on to discover why the founding story, "Bridge Builders," is Team Leader Joshua Moore's favorite one!
City Year Milwaukee Welcomes New Board Member
"I am pleased to dedicate my time to an organization that works collaboratively to build a strong foundation for education in areas of our community that need it the most. I share the belief that every child has the potential to succeed.” Read on to learn more about Senior Vice President at We Energies, Beth Straka, and discover how grateful our site is to have her join our team.
Making an Impact in City Year Intervention Spaces
"It has been truly inspiring to see the effect that these academic interventions have had on students at Rogers. Each time my teammates and I meet with a small group of students, we build stronger relationships with those students. Students learn best when they have a relationship with their City Year that goes beyond academics. Being able to see the way that students ask questions, confide in corps members and adjust their attitude and work ethic, is a testament to, and a reminder of, the importance of the relationships we build each day with students." Learn more about academic interventions, and the impact they have on students and City Year AmeriCorps members alike!
A Partnership of Success
Each day, City Year Milwaukee AmeriCorps members collaborate with Milwaukee Public Schools teachers to create an environment of success for their students, and work together to help students reach their full potential. Read on to learn about the powerful partnership Student Success Coach, Petar, has with his partner teacher, Mr. Martin, and discover how Mr. Martin has made a powerful impact this school year.
An Update on the Network for School Improvement Program
This year, City Year Milwaukee was chosen to be a part of the Network for School Improvement pilot program. Together, Milwaukee Public Schools, the Johns Hopkins University Everyone Graduates Center and City Year, work with a collection of school teams to improve the outcomes for Black, Latino and low income, 8th grade students. Read on to learn more!