My Red Jacket Dedication: Service to a Cause Greater Than Self
Why do our AmeriCorps members show up at school every day? What makes them so motivated to consistently deliver excellent service? In this blog, Tyler Judge, an AmeriCorps member serving at Henry Wilson Elementary School, shares why he dedicated his red jacket to a value that resonates with him: Service to a Cause Greater Than Self.
A Guide to World Teacher's Day 2018
October 5th is World Teacher’s Day! Matthew Berger, AmeriCorps member serving at Northwest Elementary School, shares with us why we celebrate teachers around the world on this day, and discusses how together, City Year and educators make better happen for our students.
Embers of Potential: Reflections on My First Days in the Classroom
Do you remember your first day of third grade? In this blog, Abby Milonas, a first-year AmeriCorps member serving at McDonough Elementary School, shares with us their riveting journey through the first days as a City Year in their third grade class.
Dedicating our Red Jackets
City Year New Hampshire’s annual Red Jacket Ceremony is an important moment at the start of the year; everyone at our site, from first year AmeriCorps member to Executive Director, dedicates their red jacket to a person, idea, or cause that inspires them to serve every day. Elaine Lunsford describes in this blog what it was like to participate in that special ceremony. Read on to hear her story!
Build Literacy, Build Civic Leaders
September is National Literacy Month, and City Year is excited to begin working on building cultures of literacy in our schools! Service Leader Jia He, serving at Beech Street Elementary School, shares with us what literacy means to her, and how she uses her passion to equip her students with the literacy skills they need to be powerful citizens. Read on to hear her story!