Next Friday, City Year New York is kicking off our 2008-2009 year with a opening day celebration.
September 26, 2008
Chancellor Joel I. Klein, New York City Schools
Skirball Center for Performing Arts
566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square South
New York University
National Opening Day Sponsor: Smith Barney
RSVP for the event: please e-mail Dupé Ajayi at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.