1. Check out the highlights, pictures, and tweets from our corps first day.
2. Join us for Opening Day 2012.
Date: Thursday, September 6, 2012
Where: Kaufmann Concert Hall at the 92nd Street Y (92nd Street and Lexington Avenue)
Time: 2:45 pm doors open, 3:00 pm start
RSVP: Evan Neubauer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 646-330-4147
3. Play golf at our Fourth Annual Charity Golf & Tennis Tournament.
For more information please click HERE.
4. Vote for a City Year alumna photo in The AmeriCorps Photo Contest.
5. Pledge to support the 9/11 day movement by sharing your “I Will” statement.
My name is Evan Neubauer. I get to serve as the Events and Alumni Project Leader at City Year New York. My journey with City Year and to this position began back in 2007 when, as a high school senior, I decided to apply to a program starting up in Los Angeles. I had never heard of City Year before, but when several very enthusiastic people sporting bright red and yellow jackets began doing jumping jacks on stage one morning in the school auditorium, I found myself both amused and intrigued. I began my application to serve as a City Year corps member fifteen minutes later.
I grew up in Los Angeles, California. After graduating high school in 2007, I served as a corps member in the City Year Los Angeles founding corps. After finishing my corps year, I headed to college. I graduated from UCLA with a degree in American Literature and Culture in June 2012. During my senior year, I was hired by City Year as a Campus Recruitment Ambassador at UCLA. I stayed connected with the organization in the years following my corps year, but recruiting for City Year allowed me to really connect with the organization again. After a few weeks of helping recruitment efforts on campus, I knew that I wanted to apply for Senior Corps. Having grown up, served as a corps member, and attended college in Los Angeles, I decided it was time to shake things up a bit. I set my sights on New York City.
For me, a move across the country wasn’t just a yearlong commitment. I wanted to go somewhere I could see myself living for at least a few years. I was immediately drawn to the Events and Alumni Project Leader position at City Year New York. I love social media and event planning, and I knew I would enjoy working closely with City Year alumni in New York City.
I have been in New York City for nearly two months now and, so far, I am having an amazing time! I have a great (and affordable—yes, it can happen) apartment in Brooklyn and a simple commute to work. There have been a few mishaps along the way (liquid damage to my new MacBook Pro, having to pay for that mistake, occasionally getting on the wrong train) but those few annoyances pale in comparison to the great experiences and the fantastic friends I have made. Returning to City Year after a four year gap was absolutely the right decision for me, and I look forward to working alongside the incredible City Year New York staff, senior corps, and corps members to provide New York City with the best service possible this year.
Basic Training Academy at City Year New York begins on Monday, and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome the incoming corps and kick off a powerful year of service! I asked five members of our Senior Corps to tell me what they are most excited for on the first day of BTA! Today’s Five Things Friday is dedicated to their responses.
1) Shipra Panicker, Team Leader, PS 171
I am most excited to host the new corps at my school for the first few weeks of training!
2) Brett McGinnis, Team Leader, Newtown High School
I am most excited about the opening ceremony! It will be the incoming corps’ first exposure to PT and our culture. I can’t wait to watch their excitement!
3) Erin Gold, Corps Learning and Development Project Leader
I am most excited to meet the awesome corps and see all of our hard work this summer finally being put into action!
4) Jill Leahy, Team Leader, PS 345
I am most excited to meet all the incredible incoming corps members! Let BTA begin!
5) David Mendler, Impact Project Leader
I am most looking forward to showing the corps the impact that we can make with our students this year!