Welcome to the City Year Providence community!
We are very excited you have joined City Year and will be serving the students of Providence. You have committed to support students and help them reach their full potential, and City Year Providence is equally committed to helping you learn, grow, and succeed.
The information on this site, along with calls from current City Year AmeriCorps members, newsletters, and the Facebook group, will help you prepare for your time with City Year. Within each section you will find guidance, resources, and tools to answer common questions and ease your transition into serving. Corps members in Providence have also shared their stories – from reflections on their personal and professional development to living on a budget – so you can hear directly from those who have served before you. And you will find plenty of stories about their students, their teams, and their magic moments in schools.
While your time will largely focus on supporting your students as scholars and citizens, that will not be the totality of your experience. Through various events, service days, and leadership opportunities you will also have the chance to meet other education champions, social change agents, and civic leaders. Many are alumni of City Year, including Shawn James-Gomez '10, '11, Data Specialist at the Providence Public School Department, Shawna Melton '07, '08, Student Services Manager at Achievement First Iluminar Mayoral Academy, and Kevin Durant '08, Social Worker at the Department of Children and Families in Massachusetts.
Are you ready? We are!
Your first day of service is Monday, August 7, 2017.
Prior to your first official day, all members will attend one full-day registration session at City Year’s office in Providence to complete payroll forms, meet staff, and get the final information you will need. You can also ask any final questions you have, but we encourage you to prepare for service long before August.
If, after reviewing this information, you have additional questions or concerns about serving in Providence, please contact Nick Figueroa, Regional Admissions Director for the Northeast, at 401-454-3731 or firstname.lastname@example.org.