25 Years of Service: Reflections from City Year AmeriCorps First Cohort Alum, Kanna Kunchala
Kanna Kunchala decided at an early age to make service a part of his life. Born in India, he immigrated with his family to the United States at the age of 4. Inspired by the ethics and hard work of his parents, Kanna, while at Harvard, began volunteering in schools, teaching and mentoring students toward greater academic success. Compelled to continue giving back to his community post undergrad, he landed in the first AmeriCorps Cohort at City Year. This is his story.
How a Focus on Equity Can Help Address Chronic Absenteeism in Schools
City Year's District Learning Network recently convened a panel of seven education leaders to develop and refine strategies for improving student outcomes and combating chronic absenteeism. Read their top five recommendations here.
The Oak Foundation and City Year’s Innovative Partnership to Support All Learners
Heather Graham, Director of the Learning Differences Programme, and Bethiel Girma Holton, Learning Differences Programme Officer and City Year alumna, share their reflections about student success and how the Oak Foundation and City Year are working together to improve outcomes for all learners including students with learning differences.
Do You Have What it Takes to Serve?
Elexsa Perello wasn’t sure what career path she wanted to explore after college. Then, she learned about City Year at a service fair. She didn’t know exactly what she was getting herself into when she signed up to serve with City Year Orlando, but she was really excited about working with kids. This is her story.
Bites on a Budget During Your Service Year
We know that moving to a new city can spur a number of questions. What are the best neighborhoods to live in? Most importantly, what are the food options?! Discovering new eats can be an excellent way to build community and get to know the neighborhoods we serve in by visiting tasty, local eateries. Read more to see some of our favorites!