Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Hello, Goodbye

The problem with all twenty plus goodbyes I’m going to say at the end of the month is that I have never—in all my years of moving around and forming relationships—built such strong relationships with individuals in such a short span of time.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Dear AmeriCorps Members Serving at Ketcham Elementary School

City Year AmeriCorps members are stealthy to a fault. They get in early—which means they leave home super early, usually to walk to a bus stop, to get to a Metro station, to catch a train, to walk to their school—and leave late. They give their after-hours and weekends, their time and their talent, in the name of uplifting kids and helping teachers.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

5 Reasons City Year is the Best Thing That Has Ever Happened to Me

As my AmeriCorps year comes to a close, I can't help but to reflect on just how inspiring, amazing, and humbling my year of service has been. My family and friends constantly ask me what this year has done for me and what I've learned, and I always respond that City Year is the best thing that has ever happened to me.

Friday, March 4, 2016

The Power of a Dynamic Teacher Partnership

At City Year, we love to highlight the powerful relationships that our AmeriCorps members are creating as they mentor their students on a daily basis. However, D'Andrew Parker explains to us how powerful it can be when your Partner Teacher becomes your mentor.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

A Corps Member's Day Off

I personally have a hard time separating life as an AmeriCorps member and life after final circle. So when it comes to taking days off, I find it difficult to admit that I need one. Why? Because it almost feels like I am letting the students down if I am not there.