Recent News: A Boston Celtics Service Day at Ellis Elementary

By Carl Soares, Physical Service Leader, Foundation to Be Named Later Boston Civic Engagement team 

CelticsPaintOn Tuesday, October 8, 2013 the Foundation to Be Named Later Boston Civic Engagement team partnered with the Boston Celtics and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to physically transform the David A. Ellis Elementary School. Located in Roxbury, MA, the Ellis Elementary is home to an extremely friendly community; the school's administration, parents, and students warmly welcomed us into their space. In fact, before we even began our projects for the day, people were approaching my fellow service leaders and me, expressing their gratitude for our service. 

Success in Schools: The Foundations of Knowledge 

By Hannah Smith, serving at the Condon Elementary School 

WorkingDeskIt has now been approximately five weeks since our City Year team arrived at Condon Elementary School in Boston. Now that we’ve completed City Year’s Basic Training Academy, we are ready to settle in to daily life with the students. Among the many things that I learned at Academy, one thing that has stuck with me is that you have to meet each student where he or she is at his or her academic journey. 



Words from the Community

"I can state as a fact, the five turnaround schools that recently went up from Level 4 all employed various ways to improves their results, be it a team effort at Orchard Gardens, or individualized learning at the Trotter and so on. But one common denominator among the five schools? City Year is a partner with us in each of those schools."
- Michael O'Neill, City Year Boston Champions Reception

CYB in the News

Bridging the Gap Between High School And College, at a Price The New York Times

U.S. education gets low marks: City Year provides better model The Georgetown Voice

Corps Member Spotlight

By Tyler Miguel, serving at the Mildred Avenue K-8 School 

My name is Tyler Miguel. I am from the lively and very cultural rich city of Fall River, MA. I am a first generation American and first in my family to graduate college. Through much of my life, I never found education important. I was constantly finding myself in trouble and out of school. After my single mom lost her job and my family was struggling, I made a vow to myself that I would do anything I needed to assure myself that I would never go through that same struggle. I realized how important a formal education was in reaching my goal. City Year has given me the ability to share my experience with young minds and offer support to shape their futures for the betterment of themselves and our society. I chose to serve a year and put my own personal desires on hold in order to continue a legacy of top tier altruistic service in one of the greatest cities in America.