AmeriCorps Member Spotlight: Tajé Jackson
Tajé Jackson is taking a road less traveled on her journey to becoming a pediatrician. She said it was the immediate connection she felt with the City Year mission to build relationships with students that resonated with her professional goals to be able to better understand her future young patients. She also wishes she would have had a mentor during her education to help guide and push her to reach her goals like she does now for her high school students at Nathan Hale High School.
AmeriCorps Member Spotlight: Jae Kim
Jae knew he was ready but wasn't quite sure what was on the horizon for him to take on next. He knew he was maybe interested in teaching and also that he wanted to break out of the hometown bubble he had grown up in to have new experiences and learn about other cultures. So, when a friend suggested he take a transition year to serve students in one of City Year's 28 nationwide sites, Jae opened his heart and mind to going wherever this opportunity took him.
AmeriCorps Member Spotlight: Alexis Richardson
Alexis Richardson is grateful she had a positive experience with education growing up, so positive, in fact, she decided she wanted to become a teacher. Serving with City Year Tulsa has allowed her to test drive a career in education while making a positive impact in the lives of the students she works with at Sequoyah Elementary School.
City Year Tulsa Alumni Interview With Kyle Reed
Kyle Reed is one of City Year Tulsa’s first alumni. While his decision to serve is what first brought him to Tulsa, many of our corps members still see and work with him today. So, we wanted to check back in with Kyle to learn a little about his City Year experience and see how he’s doing now.
Affinity Group Spotlight: Melanin Madness Gives ACMs of Color A Means for Support & Progress
City Year Tulsa establishes a new Affinity Group to create space for ACMs of color to not only share their experiences and support each other during their service, but also educate all ACMs on how to address and solve racial issues inside and outside City Year and connect with Tulsa's black community.