Thursday, August 3, 2017

Who's Getting Hurt If Americorps Funding Is Cut? [Forbes]

[Sydney] is one of 3,100 City Year members nationwide that will be encouraging more than 200,000 students to strive to rise all across the American mosaic—and she’s already brimming with excitement to teach and mentor her students.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

TEACHER VOICE: Trump wants to axe the program that allowed me to serve my country and its highest-need children [The Hechinger Report]

"As a City Year AmeriCorps member, I collaborated with teachers to provide support to students who needed it most, planned volunteer events, and ran extra-curricular activities. After giving a year of service, I left with a passion for education and a mission to become a teacher in the highest-need schools in my city."

Monday, July 10, 2017

City Year Webinar Offers Insight on using Mentors to Improve Social-Emotional Skills of At-Risk Youth [Education Dive]

The webinar “Case Study: Using Near-Peer Mentors to Progress Monitor & Foster Social-Emotional Skills” will highlight how City Year AmeriCorps members support students’ social-emotional health by providing individual support to students who need it the most.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Trump’s Budget, Breaking Tradition, Seeks Cuts to Service Programs [New York Times]

Mr. Trump’s budget proposal “ends eight decades of presidential leadership on national service,” said AnnMaura Connolly, president of Voices for National Service. “It’s disappointing to see that strong string of bipartisan leadership broken.”

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

David Einhorn Playing to Benefit City Year at SHR Bowl: Charitable Initiatives Drive Einhorn's Poker Schedule

David Einhorn is no stranger to the High Roller circuit as he’s cashed for over $5 million in only a handful of results. But there’s one large difference between him and the fields he plays against – he doesn’t keep a dime. Einhorn donates 100% of his winnings to charity and for the 2017 Super High Roller Bowl he’s wearing a familiar red City Year jacket. “City Year is remarkable, it’s part of AmeriCorps – what that means is that they gather young people that want to give a year of service,” said Einhorn. “They earn a very small amount of money and they volunteer to work in teams at middle schools in need. They wear red jackets like I have on now.”