#HumansOfCYTulsa: The Thread of Service From Military Veteran to City Year Tulsa Staff
In honor of Veterans Day, City Year Tulsa Impact Manager, Samantha Hurst, talks about why her desire to serve a cause greater than self continues to motivates= her work at City Year Tulsa after serving in the U.S. Army.
Take Two On Service: Why My School Team Leader Decided to Return for Another Year of Service.
Ryan currently serves as my School’s Team Leader at McLain Junior and Senior High; he served his first year with City Year Tulsa during the 2017-2018 school year, and will be attending the University of Oklahoma’s College of Medicine in the fall of 2019. This is my first year serving with City Year, so I wanted to know what it was about our work and program that made him want to return and serve another year before returning to school.
#HumansOfCYTulsa: AmeriCorps Member's Struggle with Dyslexia Motivates Her Service
In honor of Dyslexia Awareness Month, one of our AmeriCorps Members speaks about her struggle with dyslexia in school growing up and why she's motivated to serve other students.
Friction Ignites Flame of Idealism at Summer Academy
City Year's annual Summer Academy is a time of celebration, information and inspiration. It's a chance that all staff and senior AmeriCorps members have to hear about the new things happening in City Year, connect with other sites around the country, and be re-introduced to what we do, why we do it, and how we need to do it. But, this year we also challenged each other to not only see the things that we want to change in the world, but also to look in the mirror and see what we needed to change in ourselves (insert Michael Jackson song here).
AmeriCorps Member Spotlight: Andrew Harriman
City Year Tulsa AmeriCorps member, Andrew Harriman, had just graduated high school himself when he decided to serve with City Year this year. He can still vividly recall his own school experiences, and like many of the students he served this year, he remembers struggling both inside and outside the classroom and not knowing if he was going to be able to graduate. His year of service allowed him to help students like himself feel confident about learning and succeeding school.