City Year New York’s Opening Day

Next Friday, City Year New York is kicking off our 2008-2009 year with a opening day celebration.

September 26, 2008

Featured Speaker:
Chancellor Joel I. Klein, New York City Schools

Skirball Center for Performing Arts
566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square South
New York University
9:00 am

National Opening Day Sponsor: Smith Barney
RSVP for the event: please e-mail Dupé Ajayi at or call 646-452-3642

Below are some quotes from NYC Schools Chancellor Joel Klein at the Service Nation Summit:

“City Year kids are my kids. I don’t want a 100 or 200. I want a 1,000 or 2,000. I want 20,000.”

“How long are we going to have the same narrow debates about curriculum, about class size? How do you create an innovation culture in a system that is incredibly bureaucratic? There is a reason why (NYC Schools) is City Year’s largest partner, there is a reason we are TFAs largest partner. City Year kids connect with our kids.”

“Service must be a rite of passage in addition to a passion.”

Chancellor Klein has long been a supporter of City Year New York and his quotes are much appreciated. He will definately get the corps fired up for their year of service.