3 Steps to Forge Positive Relationships With Students [Education Week]
To build trust with students, we, as caring adults, have to be willing to open up and risk a bit ourselves.
City Year lands Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant for Milwaukee pilot program [Milwaukee Business Journal]
Education nonprofit City Year received a $520,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that will support a new pilot program set to start in Milwaukee.
City Year Detroit AmeriCorps Members Make a Difference In Detroit Schools
The City Year Americorps members worked with some of Detroit’s neediest children — tutoring and mentoring them, and assisting their teachers in the classroom. It wasn’t easy. Many rose at 5:30 a.m. and reported working up to 12-hour days for a modest stipend. For many volunteers, the rigor of it all was clarifying: It inspired some to pursue teaching and pointed others toward different career paths.
Michael Brown & City Year are Transforming Education for High-Poverty Communities
City Year is an outstanding model of a public-private partnership, supported by the Corporation for National and Community Service — the federal agency that runs AmeriCorps — along with local school districts and private philanthropy.
Founder and CEO of GMM Nonstick Coatings, Ravin Gandhi Talks About City Year Chicago's Impact
City Year Chicago's 230 corps members are sent into the most economically challenged Chicago public schools in teams of 8 to 10 people per school. These schools are typically in high-crime neighborhoods, with a vast majority of students of color. And within these resourced-strapped schools, City Year focuses only on the most "at risk" kids — students who may have one or both parents missing, who may have learning and/or behavioral issues or other external factors preventing success.