As schools across New York City close their doors for mid-winter break, our City Year New York corps members are hard at work running Enrichment Week. Over the next four days, we will provide more than 600 students with the opportunity to participate in arts curriculum, field trips, recreational activities, and to hear from special guest speakers.
Enrichment Week is free for the families in each of the communities we serve and provides a crucial service giving our students a fun, educational, and safe alternative during this break. To learn how you can support Enrichment Week check out the video below.
‘No' -- Nearly One Million Times
By Michael Brown, Co-Founder and CEO at City Year, Inc.
The Corporation for National and Community Service just announced that it received a record-breaking 582,000 applications to serve in AmeriCorps this past year. That's a lot of young people raising their hands to serve -- 50,000 more applications than last year. Unfortunately, the overwhelming majority -- 86 percent -- are being turned away. Read more
Help me find the next Executive Director of CYNY
By Itai Dinour, Executive Director at City Year New York
I am writing to share some exciting personal news with each of you and to ask for your help with an important matter. For the last few years, I would often introduce myself as having the greatest job in New York City. Every day, I got to work with an amazing community of stakeholders, many who have become dear friends, mentors, and partners in making our city and country better. Read more
City Year received a commendation letter from Charity Navigator
"Receiving four out of a possible four stars indicates that your organization adheres to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way. Only 1% of the charities we rate have received at least 8 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that City Year outperforms most other charities in America." Read more
A Positive School Environment Can Keep Students Motivated
By Meg Malone, Corps Member at PS 50
As a City Year corps member, I spend much of my day helping students with their academics, whether through in-class support, literacy interventions, or after-school homework help. We also try to help create a positive school climate and participate in service days-events that allow large groups of people from the community to come together and leave a lasting impression on a school. Read more