Are You Ready for a Challenge? Start Your Day With The #CYTPowerGreetChallenge!
Having a positive start to your day can be a big factor in determining how the rest of it will turn out. City Year uses a unique, yet powerful, tool that helps spread positivity and start our students' day with happiness and fun as they arrive to school!. And, it's not just our students who benefit. See what happens when one of our school teams start a #CYTPowerGreetChallenge!
City Year Tulsa Celebrates Fifth Annual Opening Day
A photo essay of our Fifth Annual Opening Day Ceremony, narrated by City Year Tulsa AmeriCorps member, Alena Ghany. See all our memories from Opening Day in our SmugMug album: http://bit.ly/CYTOpeningDayPhotos!
Back-to-School Excitement... And Jitters
We all know going to back to school is an exciting time for the students we serve. There's so much to look forward when starting a brand a new year, but sometimes there are some jitters too. And, our City Year AmeriCorps members are no different. Read on to learn about about what our AmeriCorps members are excited and nervous about as they head back to school (many for the first time since graduating themselves).
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.