It’s noon and corps member, Ren is searching the playground for Netta*, a troubled elementary student. Netta discovers her name on Ren’s nametag and asks why. “It’s because I want to work with you and get to know you better,” Ren explains. Suddenly, her young face lights up — someone is taking interest in her life. 

*Name has changed.

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When you serve with City Year every day is a chance to make a difference. No two days will be exactly alike, but here is an example of what a typical day might be like with City Year Milwaukee: 

6:00 am - Wake up and prepare for the day. 

6:45 am - Travel to school.

7:30 am - Corps member team arrives and greets students as they enter school.

8:00 am - Participate in attendance and tardiness initiatives at school, including phone calls home when children are absent.

9:00 am - Provide small group and one-on-one academic tutoring in the classroom.

10:00 am - Break.

10:15 am - Provide small group and one-on-one academic tutoring in the classroom.

11:45 am - Lunch and facilitate lunchtime enrichment activities, such as playing sports or learning about food from different cultures.

12:15 pm - Team meeting, training or prep work.

1:15 pm - Provide small group and one-on-one academic tutoring in the classroom.

2:30 pm - End school day with children in classroom and walk them to City Year after-school program.

2:45 pm - City Year after-school program: 1 hour of homework help and 1 hour of enriching lesson plan, such as planning a service project around a social justice issue like poverty or the environment.

5:15 pm - Debrief with team.

5:30 pm - Break at school. Head home or occasionally into City Year's downtown office if the team needs to prep for an upcoming event or service day.