In honor of two national days to recognize reading, both Read Across America Day and World Read Aloud Day on March 5th some City Year Chicago corps members have shared a few of their favorite books. What are you reading? Continue reading
(The names in this post have been changed to protect the identity of our students)
There comes a point when a corps member hears, “you’re doin’ too much” one too many times. When the thought of doing another Behavior Lunch makes you want to throw your bomber on the floor and curl up into the fetal position in the corner of your office. When you think, If I have to teach the four rules of commas one more time… Continue reading
The Chicago White Sox Charities Team serving at Tilden Career Community Academy hosted the “Tilden Choice Awards” Attendance Rally to kick off second semester! Attendance rallies are great ways to reiterate to students about the importance of being on time, and to remind them of City Year’s attendance initiatives! Continue reading
On January 20, 2014, City Year Chicago hosted its largest and most impactful Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service ever! Nearly 1,100 volunteers completed 47 service projects that transformed the environment in two Chicago public schools in the Rogers Park Community.
On Monday, January 20, City Year Chicago and 750 volunteers will celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by performing transformational physical service projects, such as painting inspirational murals and quotes, building mural backed benches and planter boxes, and creating a series of panel murals. This year MLK Day service will benefit two local schools, Roger C. Sullivan High School and Joyce Kilmer Elementary School, in the Rogers Park Community.
Currently the 45 projects that are planned for the day are at capacity and individuals who have not registered are not guaranteed a spot if they simply show up on the day. Please visit the City Year Chicago Website for additional information about the event.
If you are interested in serving in Chicago please visit the MLK Day Official Website and search for projects or activities within your community so you can make MLK Day a “Day On” in service to others!
Check out some of the photos from City Year Chicago’s 2013 MLK Day of Service and check back for a recap next week!
On Tuesday, December 10, 2013, City Year Chicago Executive Director Lisa Morrison Butler and Chicago corps member Michael Sugihara received a check from the Chicago Bulls Community Assist Fund.
The Chicago Bulls Community Assist Fund, a fund of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, is committed to helping underserved Chicago at risk youth by funding nonprofit organizations in Chicago.
Join City Year Chicago for a full day of service in Chicago’s Rogers Park Community!
On Monday, January 20, join City Year Chicago in celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through service to others. This year MLK Day service will benefit two local schools in the Rogers Park Community! Over 700 volunteers from across the city and state will come together on this day to transform and beautify Sullivan High School and Kilmer Elementary with murals, painting and light construction projects in an effort to reconnect, transform, uplift, and inspire the students, staff, and community.
Space is limited! Click on this link to register today!
When: Monday, January 20, 2014 9:30 AM until 3:30 PM (Registration begins at 8:30 AM)
Where: 6631 N Bosworth, Chicago, Illinois
Note: Dress for the chilly Chicago temperatures and be sure to wear clothes and proper footwear for painting and light construction work.
Blog post by Holly Brennan, Team Leader at Tilden Career Academy
Impactful tutoring and whole-class support are ways that corps members collaborate with their partner teachers to ensure that students are receiving the best help possible.
At City Year Chicago, we practice “Students First, Collaboration Always”, one of our organizations core values, by utilizing our four Impact Coaches. The Impact coach’s singular focus is on a corps member’s performance in the classroom.
Our coaches are experienced teachers who work through Learning and Development Days and Classroom Observation to train corps members on specific strategies for impact in the classroom. Coaches observe and evaluate corps member tutoring and classroom management in the actual classroom, provide real time coaching tips to corps members in the class or in a brief ‘hallway huddle ’ and share their findings within City Year to help improve corps members’ in class service.
Our coaches not only give corps members the tools to succeed in the classroom, they do it with a positive attitude. Maurice Richards, a corps member at Gage Park High School said, “My coach Willie’s unlimited energy gets me ramped up for service, and I get to transfer that energy to my students. It always helps me make better happen.”