Octavia Spencer’s Belief in Education Inspires Her Involvement With City Year [Variety]
"It’s not surprising Spencer was drawn to City Year, a member of the AmeriCorps network. The organization is designed to help students and schools excel. Spencer became intrigued shortly after wrapping “The Help,” when 20th Century Fox Chairman and CEO Stacey Snider (then chairman-CEO of DreamWorks) invited her to attend the org’s annual Spring Break: Destination Education party. “I heard all the talking points and learned what they do in the community,” recalls Spencer. “I knew it was something I would lend my time to, and years later, I’ve become a member of the board of the L.A. chapter.”
Who's Getting Hurt If Americorps Funding Is Cut? [Forbes]
[Sydney] is one of 3,100 City Year members nationwide that will be encouraging more than 200,000 students to strive to rise all across the American mosaic—and she’s already brimming with excitement to teach and mentor her students.
TEACHER VOICE: Trump wants to axe the program that allowed me to serve my country and its highest-need children [The Hechinger Report]
"As a City Year AmeriCorps member, I collaborated with teachers to provide support to students who needed it most, planned volunteer events, and ran extra-curricular activities. After giving a year of service, I left with a passion for education and a mission to become a teacher in the highest-need schools in my city."
City Year Webinar Offers Insight on using Mentors to Improve Social-Emotional Skills of At-Risk Youth [Education Dive]
The webinar “Case Study: Using Near-Peer Mentors to Progress Monitor & Foster Social-Emotional Skills” will highlight how City Year AmeriCorps members support students’ social-emotional health by providing individual support to students who need it the most.
Trump’s Budget, Breaking Tradition, Seeks Cuts to Service Programs [New York Times]
Mr. Trump’s budget proposal “ends eight decades of presidential leadership on national service,” said AnnMaura Connolly, president of Voices for National Service. “It’s disappointing to see that strong string of bipartisan leadership broken.”