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“Life Update: I had a major opportunity of growth yesterday!!

I have never done public speaking before... I’m the type of person who literally gets stomachaches from being nervous when I have to present in front of a small class. Even in front of my students or family, I’m extremely anxious to be the center of attention.

However, yesterday morning I stood at a podium in a room full of powerful Tulsa business leaders and talked about my experience with City Year—from being a student with a City Year to being a City Year and serving my students.

I was able to share my story with people and begin networking with key figures in our community. I talked to some really amazing individuals who care about education and are interested in finding ways that they support the growth and development of our youth.

City Year has done a lot for me in terms of growth. I have learned so much in my little bit of time with this organization. There is nothing like City Year!” – Erica Rodriguez, City Year Tulsa AmeriCorps Member

If you or anyone you know is between the ages of 18-25 and are looking to give back to a community that needs YOU, I encourage you to check out City Year Tulsa and apply today

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