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!
Give a Year. Change the World. Then What?
Service can sometimes feel all-consuming, and it’s hard to see into the future to where you’ll be once your year is over. Thanks to our corporate partner Comcast NBCUniversal, AmeriCorps members are consistently provided with the supports they need to create their Leadership After City Year plans. Hear more from Service Leader Anita Lantz on how Comcast supports AmeriCorps members through initiatives like Comcast Career Day!
A Starry Starry Night to Remember
On March 23rd, City Year New Hampshire hosted our 19th annual Starry Starry Night Gala! On this special occasion, we honored Geoffrey Clark & Martha Fuller Clark and Jack Middleton with the Lifetime of Service Award, shared stories of our ancestors and origins, and celebrated our shared value of service to New Hampshire. Hear more about the event from AmeriCorps member Matthew Berger!
Advanced Training Retreat: A Look Inward
Every year in January our site takes a step back from our service and retreats to the lakes region of New Hampshire for three days of reflection and mindfulness. In this blog, Service Leader Jonah Stevenson talks about his experience at our annual Advanced Training Retreat, and why looking inward is such an important part of our service at City Year.