Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Balancing Service with Self Care

Being passionate about your work, especially that of a City Year AmeriCorps member, leaves little time for yourself. Research shows that taking care of your health and well-being are important, and it allows you to bring your best self into work every day by making you more productive, boosting your immune system and more. Click to read our self-care tips.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Living on a Stipend: Quick, Healthy and Affordable Meals

After working a long day, cooking a complex meal with many ingredients is sometimes the last thing you want to do. From breakfast to dinner here are some quick, delicious and nourishing recipes that are sure to keep your stomachs full without leaving your wallets empty.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Small Actions Can Have a Large Impact on Students

We work hard every day alongside our partners in the education space to help students reach their full potential. When it comes to coaching, mentoring and tutoring, we also know that the little things go a long way and are just as important when it comes to supporting our students. Read how our sites pay attention to the details to ensure that their students are on-track and engaged at school. It’s all in the details!

Friday, January 12, 2018

Using a Creative Approach to Increase Student Attendance

Consistently attending school is critical to a student’s success. Annie Stuckslager, third-grade teacher at KIPP Collegiate Elementary and City Year Memphis AmeriCorps member, Kai Jones, talk about how they use their creativity, the interests of her students and the Memphis community to create incentives that improved the attendance of the students she works with.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Improve Student Engagement by Building Positive Relationships

“The mornings I struggled with my piercing alarm clock and my bed urged me to sleep in, I got up and put on the red jacket knowing an adventure with Simon* was waiting at school,” says City Year alumna Savannah Jones (Kansas City, ’17). Savannah and Simon quickly became two peas in a pod. Through the power of mentorship, Savannah empowered Simon to improve his behavior in the classroom and, in return, he helped Savannah find her calling. Read to learn about this perfect pair and their tremendous belief in one another.