Unity Rally-We Get To Serve Another Day (Montage Mondays)

Under the Chicago Picasso, City Year Corps member stand in formation during the first unity rally of the corps year.

City Year corps and staff members gather together for Unity Rallies to provide a powerful start to the day. A Unity Rally includes a “readiness check” to ensure everyone is prepared both mentally and physically for the day ahead and it includes Physical Training (or PT) and a review of the Daily Briefing, which contains important announcements to the City Year Community.

In Chicago, Unity Rallies (which take place every Friday) help City Year prepare for a powerful day of service. Also, to help demonstrate that young people are not only proud, positive and powerful but also ready to serve and lead, Unity Rallies are held at highly visible and public locations and landmarks, like Daley Plaza in Chicago.

Other cities hold their Unity Rallies in a variety of locations, including Copley Square in Boston, the Alamo in San Antonio, Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C., and City Hall Plaza in Philadelphia.

Check out this montage of a typical City Year Chicago Unity Rally, from first circle to final circle!

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