Our people make the biggest difference:
- Care Force Staff have over 60 years of experience leading events across the country and world.
- Team Care Force (TCF) is a dedicated team of eight Senior AmeriCorps Members whose main job function is to help our staff plan and execute our events.
- City Year site-based Civic Engagement teams are second-year AmeriCorps Members, who assist Care Force in event planning and execution.
- Care Force Reserves is a program which engages experienced City Year staff, alumni, and current AmeriCorps Members to run larger and/or multi-market events. Over the past three years, 335 Care Force Reserves have assisted on 54 events in 31 cities.
The Care Force Event Team (Staff, TCF and Care Force Reserves) arrives in advance of each event to ensure tools are in place and projects are prepared when volunteers arrive. For an average 100-person event Care Force performs over 350 hours of event preparation. On average Care Force has a ratio of one Project Coordinator (PC) for every 18 volunteers.
Our adaptable service model and extensive event experience allow us to design specific projects to engage volunteers of all ability levels.
City Year’s inclusive and respectful culture is designed to unify diverse workforces, build team and successfully complete projects.
Care Force 1 and 2 are shipping containers donated by CSX that are stocked with hand and power tools as well as other event necessities. The resources on the containers increase our capacity to lead and ensure we are prepared for backup or inclement weather projects. Since Care Force 1 and 2 are large and difficult to maneuver and place, we are unable to deliver them to some service sites. Additionally, because we are subject to CSX shipping routes and schedules we can never guarantee that they will be delivered to a specific event.
Care Force creates their own customized Step-by-Step Construction Schematics for most items built on events.
In the event planning process, Care Force is able to create layouts, mockups and custom designs so that service partners can visualize spaces and tweak designs to meet their needs.
City Year a registered 501(c)(3) considers all event sponsorships as tax-deductible donations.
Click here for an example of a typical event planning timeline.