City Year helps students reach their full potential and graduate
City Year Director Laura Hamm and Impact Manager Shani Walter join MSNBC ahead of “Giving Tuesday” to discuss their work with at-risk schools to help bridge the gap between what students need and what the schools are designed to provide.
Social-Service Groups Fight to Reverse Slide in Donations
City Year (No. 346), which turns 30 next year, is a rising star in the nonprofit world, having climbed onto the Philanthropy 400 three years ago. AmeriCorps members working for the organization in schools nationwide stand out thanks to the signature red jackets they wear.
Octavia Spencer’s Belief in Education Inspires Her Involvement With City Year [Variety]
"It’s not surprising Spencer was drawn to City Year, a member of the AmeriCorps network. The organization is designed to help students and schools excel. Spencer became intrigued shortly after wrapping “The Help,” when 20th Century Fox Chairman and CEO Stacey Snider (then chairman-CEO of DreamWorks) invited her to attend the org’s annual Spring Break: Destination Education party. “I heard all the talking points and learned what they do in the community,” recalls Spencer. “I knew it was something I would lend my time to, and years later, I’ve become a member of the board of the L.A. chapter.”
Octavia Spencer Talks about the Power of Education [The TODAY Show]
Octavia Spencer explains how education is important to her. She works with City Year in hopes of helping support students and increasing graduation rates across the country.
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.