This is for You. You Always Help Me When I Don't Understand
“Estoy triste porque es mi cumpleaños y no entiendo.” I'm sad because it's my birthday and I don't understand... For many students in AmeriCorps member Madison Hafitz's classroom, English as a second language presented a constant challenge, particularly in math. After her student broke down in tears out of frustration during a math lesson on his birthday, Madison sat with him for the rest of his day to make him feel better and coach him through. The next morning, he bounded up to her with a surprise wrapped in tin foil. “Esto es para ti. Siempre me ayudas cuando no entiendo.” This is for you. You always help me when I don’t understand.
Congrats to Our Graduates!
Over 270 City Year Boston AmeriCorps members graduated after completing 1,700+ hours of service in schools throughout Boston! Read more about the ceremony featuring AmeriCorps member speaker Madison Hafitz, City Year Boston Alumni Board Chair Isabel Barros, and more. Congrats to all our graduates!
Illuminate: Starry Night 2018
What happens when a child finds their spark? Our three amazing AmeriCorps member speakers answered that question about Illuminate: Starry Night 2018.
Data Helps Us Deliver
City Year AmeriCorps members use data to set goals with students, know what resources to pull in to help them, motivate them with friendly competition, and know how to distribute their time among students to be most effective. We sat down with Grace Lee, AmeriCorps member serving on the Santander Bank team with the Lilla G. Frederick Pilot Middle School, to learn more.
Our City, Our Schools 2018
"The most rewarding thing about mentoring is being able to push students to their full potential and see them grow and become little advocates for themselves; to find the power of their own voices." - AmeriCorps member Madison Thorpe