San José is home to an ethnically diverse community, booming technology companies and aspiring entrepreneurs. City Year San José/Silicon Valley works alongside teachers and community partners to support students across our city.
Mentors for Life Campaign
City Year San José/Silicon Valley is tackling educational inequity in Silicon Valley through the belief in the power of mentorship. We deploy highly skilled and passionate young adults as AmeriCorps Members to serve as near-peer mentors and Student Success Coaches for students in East San José. AmeriCorps members provide academic and social emotional support so that students in every neighborhood can fully engage in their learning and succeed.
We celebrate City Year’s commitment to “Building Mentors for Life.” Not only do City Year AmeriCorps members work as near-peer mentors for students in the schoolhouse, but our community has stepped up to provide career and skills mentoring for the young professionals who have chosen to serve students. With 55 diverse career professionals mentoring AmeriCorps members in City Year’s Mentorship Program, our community is sharing in our commitment to “Building Mentors for Life.” Join in our commitment to mentorship as a vessel for change!
Our Campaign Sponsor
Thank you to Pager Duty for sponsoring City Year’s campaign for “Building Mentors for Life!” Pager Duty has shown their commitment to mentorship not only through financial support of City Year’s programming, but by engaging 12 diverse professionals from Pager Duty in City Year’s mentorship program. They are leading the way in conversations with their mentees on career development guidance, networking and interviewing best practices, and how to search for jobs that match their career goals. City Year mentees have varying career interests including pursuing post-graduate education, becoming teachers, working in publishing, graphic design, and tech roles, and non-profit or corporate event planning to name a few. Pager Duty not only supports City Year mentees network in these fields, but they listen and learn in order to support AmeriCorps members with developing transferrable skills for any career path. Thank you Pager Duty!