Why I’m Fired up to Serve a Gap Year with City Year Los Angeles
Dexter grew up hearing stories about his dad’s great experience with City Year San José, and decided to do a gap year after high school so he could start making a difference in his community before going to college. Find out how Dexter plans to use his City Year Los Angeles experience to learn more about the public education system and to prepare him for a career in politics fighting educational inequality.
City Year’s New Uniform Showcases Both Style and Purpose
This fall, City Year AmeriCorps members across the country kicked off their service year with a fresh new look. Check out the photos to get a glimpse of City Year’s redesigned uniform.
Why I Chose to Make an Impact in Manchester, NH
Choosing where to embark on a year of service is not an easy task. Just ask current City Year New Hampshire AmeriCorps member Caitlyn Reilly. Find out why Caitlyn ultimately chose to serve close to her hometown and the resources she utilized to help her prepare for her City Year.
Why I’m Fired Up to Serve with City Year San Antonio
“I thought about what it would mean to a student who saw someone come from where they came from, or even just nearby, and show them they could make it as well.” Meioshia grew up in San Antonio, and this year decided to return to her home city to serve other students like her. Find out more about what Meioshia hopes to accomplish and the lessons she hopes to impart during her time serving with City Year San Antonio.
Caring relationships and student well-being are key to academic success
Students need to feel secure and supported in order to thrive in school and in life. City Year AmeriCorps members develop positive relationships with the students they serve, helping to meet their social-emotional and academic needs. City Year is learning from other youth-focused organizations and research institutions about ways to support student and school success.