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!
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.”
From Humble Beginnings to Six Strong
“All of us may have come from different parts of the U.S., backgrounds, and education, but we all found a common ground that made us closer.” Hear more from AmeriCorps member Angel Lee on how her team grew and flourished this year, shaping each other into stronger leaders.
From Corps to Corps: A Profile of a City Year Member
“You probably wouldn’t think that working with children would come easily to a grizzly, sailor-talking marine, and yet here we are.” Meet one of our incredible AmeriCorps members, Jaidon White, and hear what he has to say about how serving with City Year has impacted him.
City Year is Meaningful For Licensed Educators
City Year can be an amazing opportunity for college graduates from all backgrounds, including education! In this blog, AmeriCorps member Julie Cusano shares her experience as a licensed educator serving with City Year, and how she knows that her year at Northwest Elementary School will make her an even more impactful teacher in her future.