Thursday, October 18, 2018

City Year’s focus on education made a difference for these people [The Boston Globe]

City Year has been driven by ideals since its founding 30 years ago by Harvard Law School graduates Michael Brown and Alan Khazei, who started talking about the idea of a national service program when they were in college.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

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.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

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.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

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.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

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.

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