City Year Chicago came out in their red jackets to enjoy a game of soccer with the Chicago Fire on Sunday, March 23. Continue reading
The corps members serving at the Howe School of Excellence were able to celebrate a day early with some school wide activities.
Read more about the activities at Howe School of Excellence and other #CYPiDay activities on the City Year Blog!
(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.