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Thursday, January 3, 2019

What’s in My City Year Room?

Throughout the course of each day, students and AmeriCorps members alike use the City Year room as a place to meet with fellow teammates and students, focus and work on the day’s tasks and find inspiration for our service. Each school team puts great thought (AND ENERGY!) into how their City Year Room looks and works at their school. So, what's in our room at Will Rogers Junior High? Follow me and I’ll show you…

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Journaling Proves to Be A Multi-Tool for Student Learning & Expression

Coming into City Year, Raven Watkins was eager to start her journey of being a mentor and support system for her students, however finding a method of connecting to create relationships with them without them feeling like she was trying to invade their privacy made her a bit nervous. But, when Raven started journaling with her students, particularly English language learners, she realized she found a tool that would not only help them learn English, but could also help them build trust in her and confidence in themselves.

Monday, December 24, 2018

#HumansOfCYTulsa: Year-End Reflections from a City Year AmeriCorps Member

Kameron Walker, City Year Tulsa AmeriCorps member, reflects back on his first semester of service, how he got here, and what he's learned.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Help Pave a Path for Student Success in Tulsa: An Open Letter from our Executive Directive

Tulsa students are looking for someone who believes in them and will show up for them every single day. Many students have found that in City Year AmeriCorps members who have been coming to school in red jackets for five years now.

Monday, December 3, 2018

The Ultimate City Year Dynamic Duo: An AmeriCorps Member & His City Year Alumni Partner Teacher

When you enter Room 110 of our school’s freshman academy, be prepared for the dynamic duo, AmeriCorps member Mr. Andrew and his partner teacher Ms. Reid, to bring the “j-factor” (Noun: an injection of joy) to English class. What makes this partnership unique? True, Mr. Andrew and Ms. Reid are both Tulsa transplants, choosing to relocate from Utah and Ohio to share their passion learning and serving Tulsa’s students. But, it’s the fact that Ms. Reid served in Room 110 just one year prior as a City Year AmeriCorps member that gives her the intimate understanding of the benefits in having a City Year in the classroom.

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