Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Corps to Corporate: The Journey of a City Year Louisiana AmeriCorps Member to Memphis

My service experience provided the opportunity to fulfill a personal aspiration, embarking on a people driven and service oriented career. I had no prior knowledge of City Year’s or AmeriCorps values, founding stories, or culture; I naively assumed we were merely another program of “outsiders” coming in to save economically disenfranchised youth. My mindset shifted as I met and overtime bonded with my fellow 2010-2011 corps members and leadership team in the Baton Rouge office of CYL.

Monday, January 23, 2017

City Year Memphis and its New Beloved Community

At City Year, MLK Day is a day on, not a day off. City Year sites across the country volunteer their time on MLK Day to serve their beloved communities. Take a look at how our new City Year site in Memphis, TN is serving their community, where MLK’s fight for justice and equality is ever-present in its history and day-to-day culture.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Miami to Memphis: A Global Educator

Meet Ireney Duval. Here she talks about how her experience with City Year will help her achieve her goal of teaching English in Japan.

Friday, October 21, 2016

A Parent’s Perspective

For parents who have children who are thinking of becoming a teacher or even those who are undecided, I would highly recommend City Year. While it may seem unconventional to not attend college right after high school, it was truly the best choice for my daughter.