One of our service partners, Solar One, wrote a nice post on their blog about our 1HOP event last week.
The New York Daily News included our Timerland service day in a story about greeing the Bronx.
The New York Times City Room blog also mentioned our Timberland service day in a post.
and from across the country…City Year Seattle/King County held their 10th anniversary dinner last Thursday, the 27th. Red Fish Blue Fish photography shot the event which honored Mimi Gardner Gates and Bill Gates, Sr. Check out this post for some awesome shots of the event.
This morning City Year New York kicked off our LICense to Serve Service Day in Long Island City, Queens at The Dutch Kills School Park. Over 200 volunteers including teams of LIC Young Heroes and some of our Corps Members started the morning with some PT and heard from City Year New York Board Member and New York City Councilman Eric Gioia who thanked all of the volunteers for their hard work and reminded them that they are helping to change things in their neighborhood for the better.
Want to learn more about our Young Heroes?
After the opening ceremony the volunteers fanned out over the neighborhood and began painting murals, making stepping stones and doing some gardening around PS 112 and MS 204.
Check out some more pictures from the day here.
Education.com mentions City Year as one of the 11 best ways to spend a year off before college
“…Make It a City Year- A great program, tailored specifically for 17-24 year olds, this 10-month Do Good-er whirlwind drops volunteers into service teams of 6-12 members. They work in schools as tutors and mentors, helm youth leadership programs, and revitalize neighborhoods by painting murals, planting community gardens, and volunteering in other key endeavors. City Year has 17 locations in the U.S. to choose from, some more popular than others. And there are four times throughout the year to apply. So while their earlier deadline for Fall passed on April 15th, students can still apply for the May 31st deadline. The bad news? Only 1 out of 4 applicants makes the cut. The good news? Your kid will know in just 2-4 weeks whether she’s one of them. (www.cityyear.org)…”
Read the rest of the article here.
Thanks to City Year DC Alumna, Carrrie Marks for the heads up!
City Year New York at Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup event in Times Square on Earth Day.
Thanks to Katie Loovis, Director of External Affairs for the U.S. Department of the Interior, who was at the event to present the President’s Volunteer Service Award for giving City Year a shout out during her opening remarks! Katie is also the Executive Director of Take Pride in America. Check our their blog here.