Friday, August 18, 2017

Stories that Capture the Power of the City Year Red Jacket

We are gearing up for the start of a new school year as the team of City Year AmeriCorps members prepare to guide eager, bright students in 28 cities across the country on their journeys. These journeys are sure to be filled with challenges and triumphs that will aid in the growth of both the student and the AmeriCorps member. Valuable lessons will be learned and strong bonds will be formed. AmeriCorps members, at the end of their service year, will find themselves talking about their “starfish students”…the students who showed significant improvement and made a lasting impact on their lives. Read more to take a look back on a few of those starfish stories that reflect the power of the City Year Red Jacket.

Monday, August 14, 2017

A Message From Our CEO and Co-Founder on Recent Events in Charlottesville

"We stand with all who are the targets of hate, and we must and will work together every day to build ‎a stronger, and fully inclusive country that embodies Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s vision of a beloved community." - Michael Brown

Monday, August 7, 2017

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).

Monday, July 31, 2017

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.

Friday, July 28, 2017

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.