Starting the School Day Strong
It’s 8:15am, you’re heading to school, and you’re probably still pretty sleepy. But at the door are two lines of excited City Years in bright red jackets with smiles and high-fives for you, and suddenly your whole day is off to a better start. Our AmeriCorps members treasure Power Greeting, an important part of our City Year culture, because it contributes to a positive school environment, increased attendance, and more energized and happy learners. Read on to hear more!
Moving Up: City Year New Hampshire’s New Partnership with Parkside Middle School
Hello, Parkside Middle School! This year City Year New Hampshire has begun a new partnership at our first middle school in ten years, and we’re pumped to be serving students on Manchester’s west side from 3rd through 7th grade. Check out this blog by Service Leader Abby Cozzolino to learn more about the momentous move!
Celebrating 20 Years of City Year New Hampshire at Opening Day
On September 13th at McDonough Elementary School, City Year New Hampshire officially kicked off our 20th year of service at our Opening Day celebration! Opening Day is always a special occasion for us at City Year as it marks the official launch to our year of service, but this particular celebration has been 20 years in the making, and so we decided to commemorate the occasion in a slightly different way. Read on to hear more!
Empowered by Power Tools: City Year Serves with Girls at Work
Impact Manager Alysa Hemcher has been with City Year New Hampshire for five years, and still has not finished her ever-growing City Year Bucket List. But Granite United Way’s 2019 Day of Caring helped her cross off two items as she and other City Year AmeriCorps members volunteered to build little libraries at Girls at Work. Read on to hear more from Alysa about this girl-empowering program!
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.