Tuesday, May 9, 2017

If Congress Kills AmeriCorps, it Will Kill the American Dream For so Many [The Miami Herald]

Through the close relationships they build with students, City Year AmeriCorps members often are the first to learn about the stress that children experience outside of school, whether it is coming to class hungry or witnessing violence in their neighborhood.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Opinion: National Service Programs Save Taxpayers Money. Why Would we Defund Them? [The Chicago Tribune]

More than 13,000 students in 26 Chicago schools might lose the full-time support of City Year AmeriCorps members, who help students stay in school and on track to graduation.

Monday, April 17, 2017

ASIMO Inspires Next Generation of Silicon Valley Innovators [Honda]

Middle school students who are mentored by City Year San Jose AmeriCorps members recently had the opportunity to learn about ASIMO at a STEM event at the Honda Silicon Valley Lab. ASIMO was created by Honda, a City Year San Jose grant donor, and excels at getting kids excited about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. In addition to introducing the students to ASIMO, Honda spoke to the middle school students about achieving their dreams and taking advantage of the opportunities in front of them, with the encouraging words, "Don't be afraid to dream big."

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The Long Road to College From the 'At-Risk' List in High School [SCPR]

Eleanor Kim is one of 288 AmeriCorps members working in 28 L.A. schools through City Year. In the fall, mentors like Kim selected between eight and twelve "focus list" students with whom they'd work closely throughout the year.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

City Year says Trump’s proposed cuts would devastate popular school programs [Boston Globe]

During the past school year, Boston students coached by City Year increased their average daily attendance rates, and most students saw improvement in their reading and math assessments, the organization said.