Wednesday, June 19, 2019

From Humble Beginnings to Six Strong

“All of us may have come from different parts of the U.S., backgrounds, and education, but we all found a common ground that made us closer.” Hear more from AmeriCorps member Angel Lee on how her team grew and flourished this year, shaping each other into stronger leaders.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

My Greatest Teachers

“On the first day of school, I was not expecting my students to teach me much this year. I mean, there was so much I had to teach them, like fractions and how a sentence works. Besides the different Fortnite dances and what the latest meme was, wasn’t I the one supposed to be teaching them?”

Thursday, May 30, 2019

My Mental Health & Me

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time where communities can come together to learn about mental health strategies and struggles, and to hear the stories of those who are on their way to mental well-being. In this blog, Service Leader Jonah Stevenson shares his struggles and triumphs with mental health over the course of his City Year journey, and how his two years of service have shaped him into a mental health advocate.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Lunching, Learning and Leading

“Growing up, I seldom enjoyed a meal without using a placemat. I vividly remember studying my multiplication fact placemat whilst munching on a bowl of Cheerios before departing for school. I used this enduring childhood memory as inspiration for my Leadership Lunch.” Read on to hear more from Nadia Rose El-Erian on how she sets leadership goals in her SEL lunch group!

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Coming Together on Comcast Cares Day

On Saturday, May 4th, over 280 volunteers came together at Parker-Varney Elementary School and Hillside Middle School in Manchester for the annual Comcast Cares Day! Hear from AmeriCorps member Mikala Skalecki on how the event impacted not only the students of Manchester, but also the hundreds of volunteers who participated.

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