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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.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Planning a Literacy Family Engagement Night

“Even though I had spent the previous four weeks or so going nuts over the most minute details, as I walked around the event, I realized that I never had to worry at all... I saw how much fun the students and their families were having. The smiles on the children’s faces when they got a question right and turned to their parents to celebrate their success—really, there’s nothing like it.” Hear more from McDonough’s Abby Milonas on their recent literacy night and how she and her team pulled it off!

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Coaching Kids to Code: How FIRST LEGO League and City Year Are Inspiring Future Engineers

On March 28th, dozens of students and their City Years met in the Manchester Millyard for the annual FIRST LEGO League Exposition. But how did these 8-11-year-old kids learn in just a few months how to program robots that could complete challenges? Check out this blog to hear more.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Our Students Spread Our Impact Beyond Our Schools

It can be incredibly difficult to say goodbye to our students at the end of the year, especially when they are moving on to middle school without City Year. However, in this blog Service Leader Sam Bellemore shows that even when he’s not in the same classroom as his former students, he maintains strong mentor relationships with them and celebrates their continued success. And because of these relationships, our students become the ones making a difference in the lives of their peers.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Make Every Moment Matter

The most magical part of being a City Year is building trusting relationships with the students who need them most. In this blog, AmeriCorps member Stephanie Resila discusses how small moments can lead to profound and impactful relationships, and it’s through these moments that one student at a time, City Years make a difference.