Friday, March 22, 2019

Service Continues in Orlando for City Year Alumni

This January, a group of City Year alumni, including City Year’s national alumni advisory board co-chairs Nellie Tsai (San Jose/ Silicon Valley ’05, ’06) and Stef Vestal (Providence ’06, Washington, DC ’07) participated in the 13th-annual alumni service weekend in Orlando, Florida. While Orlando’s warm and sunny location was certainly a draw when deciding the location of this year’s trip, being of service remained the driving factor for the alumni.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Getting a First Chance to Code with City Year

Computer science skills are increasingly important in the workplace, but too many students don’t get a chance to learn them. That’s why Hour of Code is so important.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

What Do City Year AmeriCorps Members Do? Run Afterschool Programs

Our day doesn’t end when the final school bell rings. The afterschool program space allows us to deepen our relationship and offers additional, enriching learning spaces with our students. Year San José alumnae Kailey Rawston and Liza Flores share how they managed afterschool time and creatively engaged 100 students.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Five Things We Love About Living in San José

Seated in the heart of Silicon Valley, City Year San José has been serving schools and students since 1994—before the advent of tech luxuries like wireless internet and the ubiquitous smartphone. Read on to learn why you should consider choosing this beautiful west coast city for your next move!

Friday, March 15, 2019

Choosing a Life of Service: From Peace Corps to City Year

"When you’ve been a part of something greater than yourself it’s impossible to return to business as usual. I knew when I arrived home [from the Peace Corps] that I needed to find work that challenged me, fulfilled me and reminded me every day how much of a privilege it is to serve your community. City Year has done all of that for me and more." City Year Tulsa staff member Hailey Holferty shares her story.