Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Voices from the Field: An asset-based tool to help students—and our AmeriCorps members—thrive

The Clover model provides proven strategies, a positive mindset, a way to reframe student behavior, and a common language that can be used to support student strengths and address challenges. Clover is also applicable to our AmeriCorps members as they grow and develop during their service year.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Building Bridges to STEM

This week we celebrate ITU's Girls in ICT Day, a global initiative to encourage young women to consider studies and careers in information and communication technologies (ICT). Here is a look at the ways our AmeriCorps members are exposing our young scholars to STEM careers and laying the groundwork for their future careers.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Entrepreneurial Spirit of City Year AmeriCorps Members

Sarah Lukins has learned that her service truly requires “out of the box thinking.” As a City Year AmeriCorps member serving in a seventh grade English Language Arts classroom at Aki Kurose Middle School in South Seattle, Sarah constantly balances supporting her students academically and socially while using creativity to address challenges every day. Read how Sarah’s experiences have taught her to think entrepreneurially and learn how this thinking is essential to apply to any career.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Creating Educational Opportunities for Students

"Education was seen as a way to get up and out." Learn about City Year Miami AmeriCorps member Samantha Lunsford's road to City Year. From Atlanta to a Posse scholarship to Miami, click to read her journey through education.

Friday, April 13, 2018

#ServeTheEarth on Earth Day (and every day!)

There’s always work to be done when it comes to taking care of our planet. Earth Day is coming up on April 22 and there are several organizations leading events all across the country to celebrate and do good for our environment. If you’re looking for a way to serve as a volunteer on Earth Day, take a look at these 4 organizations that #ServeTheEarth all year long.