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Monday, February 4, 2019

#HumansOfCYTulsa: Finding Empathy & Motivation For Service From One's Own Past Academic Experiences

Everyone has their own unique experiences with education and learning drawn from times when they may have struggled or excelled in school themselves. Richard reflects on how he used past experiences to motivate and aid in his work with students.

Monday, January 28, 2019

#HumansOfCYTulsa: AmeriCorps Member Gets Opportunity to Share & Grow During Executives For Education Breakfast

AmeriCorps member, Erica Rodriguez, is proud to have had a major growth opportunity speaking at our recent Executives for Education Breakfast about her unique experience as both a student who received support from City Year in Philadelphia and now serving students herself with City Year Tulsa.

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.