Mentor Moments: Connecting with Students Through Shared Experiences
To Abram Fernandez, becoming involved with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation as a scholar was about more than building his resume and gaining leadership opportunities. It opened the door for him to connect with his Mexican American culture and identity and share it with his students in Kansas City.
Alumni Profile: Kevin Dua, City Year Boston '10, '11
Kevin credits his time with City Year as the catalyst for his passion for nurturing the next generation of leaders and becoming a classroom teacher. During his two years of service as a City Year AmeriCorps member at Boston Renaissance Charter School, he mentored and tutored fourth, fifth and sixth grade students. Kevin says his years of service challenged him to think creatively about how to inspire a love of learning in his students, and that the lessons he learned during his time with City Year are something he’s carried with him throughout his teaching career.
Photo Essay: Inspiring Girls to Believe in Themselves
Tatiyana Murray, a City Year Manchester alumnus, believes in girl power—and now the girls she mentored at Gosslar Park do too. Read their story.
5 Helpful Resources For Maximizing Your City Year Experience
We want all of our AmeriCorps members to feel prepared and confident for the year ahead. To help you start your year strong, here are five helpful resources on our blog.
How to Learn Invaluable Career Skills while Serving with City Year
Working with a team looking to tackle a major problem taught alumna Vicky Venegas (Chicago ’09) a lot about herself both personally and professionally. She used these insights to propel her career at some of the biggest companies in the country. She also gained an appreciation for the important role that corporate sponsors play and the positive influence they can have on organizations like City Year. Read on to learn how Vicky’s year of service impacted her career for the last decade, including her role at Amazon.