Basic Training Academy: A Summer Crash Course on the Year to Come
The first day of school is here, but our AmeriCorps members have been already been in service for the past month completing their Basic Training Academy, also known as “a crash course on the year to come.” City Year’s summer training covers everything from how to build a team to how to live on a stipend and more. Hear more from Service Leader Veronica Joyce about all our AmeriCorps members learn and do during these four weeks!
Equity in New Hampshire’s Education: City Year Attends the 2019 Holmes Center Problems of Practice Summer Summit
At the end of July, City Year New Hampshire staff and Senior AmeriCorps Members attended the 3-day 2019 Holmes Center Problems of Practice Summer Summit at Plymouth State University. Hear more from Service Leader Matthew Berger on what he learned at the summit, and the new restorative justice practices he will be bringing to his service this year.
Don’t Call it a Comeback: A Service Leader’s Story
“Prior to City Year, I was of the mind that there would always be time to serve ‘later.’ Consumed by the goal of becoming a doctor, I rationalized my priorities away from fighting inequity or seeking justice because I assumed that my skill set at the time wouldn’t be much help. Going forward, I have no problem calling my previous notions, as my kids would say, trash.”
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.
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!