A Message From Our CEO and Co-Founder on Recent Events in Charlottesville
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Honda’s ASIMO Robot Excites City Year Students About STEAM Careers
Middle school students mentored by City Year San Jose AmeriCorps members recently learned about ASIMO, the world’s most advanced humanoid robot. ASIMO was created by Honda, a City Year San Jose partner through the American Honda Foundation, and excels at getting kids excited about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. In addition to introducing the students to ASIMO, Honda spoke to the middle school students during their visit to the Honda Silicon Valley Lab about achieving their dreams and taking advantage of the opportunities in front of them. "Put the work in and go for it. There’s nothing that you can’t do. Don't be afraid to dream big," Erik Wedin of Corporate Relations for American Honda said. Watch the video and read more to hear what it was like for Daisy Magaña, a City Year San Jose AmeriCorps Alumna, ‘17, to see her students’ eyes light up at the sight of what can be achieved in the world of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics).
Mentoring Students: A Two-Way Street
Justin Roias, City Year Providence alum, is the 2016 winner of the Eli J. Segal Bridge Builder Award. “My journey with City Year was challenging, but rewarding,” Justin says. “So many of the students I interacted with were just looking for someone who would actively listen. City Year allowed me to build trust with students and strong near-peer mentoring relationships. That one-to-one relationship can change a student’s whole outlook.” Read more about Justin's journey in his year of service and his connection with one student in particular, Manny.
City Year Skills That Help Me Succeed at Brandwatch
Melvin Arquero served as a City Year AmeriCorps member with City Year Boston at the Dever McCormack middle school from 2014-2015. During his time as a City Year AmeriCorps member, Melvin developed essential skills–collaboration, communication and relationship management–that led him to discover that he could rise to any challenge. His experience as a City Year AmeriCorps member helped him land a sales position at Brandwatch–the leading social intelligence platform that empowers some of the world’s biggest brands. Learn more about how Melvin’s City Year experience helped him launch a career that he is passionate about.
Math is Foundational to 21st Century Success
Together, HSBC and City Year have collaborated to identify new opportunities to build critical skills and confidence in math for students in high-need communities. Read more to find out about how HSBC and City Year are finding ways to close the gap and improve math performance through their valuable partnership.