This is for You. You Always Help Me When I Don't Understand
“Estoy triste porque es mi cumpleaños y no entiendo.” I'm sad because it's my birthday and I don't understand... For many students in AmeriCorps member Madison Hafitz's classroom, English as a second language presented a constant challenge, particularly in math. After her student broke down in tears out of frustration during a math lesson on his birthday, Madison sat with him for the rest of his day to make him feel better and coach him through. The next morning, he bounded up to her with a surprise wrapped in tin foil. “Esto es para ti. Siempre me ayudas cuando no entiendo.” This is for you. You always help me when I don’t understand.
Congrats to Our Graduates!
Over 270 City Year Boston AmeriCorps members graduated after completing 1,700+ hours of service in schools throughout Boston! Read more about the ceremony featuring AmeriCorps member speaker Madison Hafitz, City Year Boston Alumni Board Chair Isabel Barros, and more. Congrats to all our graduates!
I'm a Boss, No Distracting Me: Creative MCAS Motivation
Check out this sweet and creative video from the Staples, Inc. team proudly serving with Curley K-8 School! The video, based on the hit song "Bodak Yellow" by Card B, is meant to help students get pumped up for the MCAS (Massachusetts's elementary school standardized test.)
A Day in the Life of the Boston Civic Engagement Team
In addition to 23 school-based teams, City Year Boston also has a small, mighty team of Service Leaders, who lead service days throughout the year. Here's a day-in-the-life view of a typical service event beautifying a learning space, the Everett YMCA.
Spotlight on the McCormack : National Reading Month!
Our AmeriCorps members proudly serving with the McCormack Middle School are serious about literacy! This month they shared some of the ways the have been observing National Reading Month with their students.