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.”
Graduation Recap: The Spirit of City Year
Every year at Graduation, when our AmeriCorps members mark the completion of their service year, Comcast NBCUniveral announces the winner of the Spirit of City Year Award, an honor that goes to a peer-nominated AmeriCorps member who exemplifies City Year values. On June 14 this year, the room erupted with cheers when the winner was announced to be Julie Cusano. Here are her remarks from the event.
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.
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.
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!