“…What we represent is the reinvention of the American citizen, one who is more concerned with the advancement of people than the advancement of economic interests, one who believes as much in community as in the individual, and one who knows that changing an inequitable democracy requires a commitment of time and energy that cannot be bought or sold in any market, or deterred from its intended purpose, which is to serve. That is what I call reinvention. Real change and real impact– in real time…”
Danielle Purifoy, a City Year alumni speaking at CY Louisiana’s graduation last month.
Check out the rest of her speech here.
There is alot of work that still needs to be done in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast…keep being rock stars CY Louisiana! See you at academy next week.
Are you interested in serving in an Americorps program in New York City?
Would you like to spend a year being a tutor and mentor to students in New York City public schools?
Would you like to potentially defer paying your student loans for a year?
Learn more about City Year by attending an upcoming Open House!
Come learn more about City Year, network with other young people who want to make a difference, complete an application and begin your journey to changing the world.
Friends and family are welcome.
Wednesday July 23rd, 2008 @5:30 pm
At the City Year New York office
20 West 22nd Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10010
Take the 1, F, V, N, or R trains to 23rd St.
If you are interested in attending an open house or would like more information, contact Brie O’Malley at 646-452-3643 or email bomalley at cityyear.org
Last week CYNY held our Village Retreat for staff and our 29 new service leaders. The two days featured team building, guest speakers and diversity training from our new friends at The Miller Institute.
On Thursday we had our retreat at Bain’s office in Times Square.Bain has sponsored City Year New York teams for the past five year,we were glad to see that Bain has displayed all their City Year thank you plaques in their staff’s cafeteria.
On September 11th and 12th Be The Change,City Year,Civic Enterprises and the Points of Light Institute will present the 1st Annual National Service Summit here in New York City. This event will feature a town hall event on the 11th followed by a day of meetings on September 12th.
Rick Stengel, managing editor of Time Magazine, wrote an letter from the editor in the most recent issue of Time.
“It is a unique moment for the idea of national service. You have two presidential candidates who believe deeply in service and who have made it part of their core message to voters. You have millions of Americans who are yearning to be more involved in the world and in their communities. You have corporations and businesses that are making civic engagement a key part of their mission.”
The Non-Profit Times has an article with more information about the summit.