A Powerful Resource for City Schools

Last week, Brian Guggenheimer, Corps Member on the Alcoa Team serving at PS 48 was featured in the The Scarsdale Inquirer. Carrie Gilpin, reported on City Year in two articles; A day in the life of a City Year New York corps member and A powerful resource for city schools.

Brian shares his experiences thus far serving with City Year, from applying to the program to living on the City Year stipend, and his work with students helping them with their attendance, behavior, and course performance in English.

Guggenheimer places calls home or elsewhere to report the students who are not in school. “It is important for the students and the parents to know there are people watching over their kids. Just making the calls makes a difference.

“At lunch I lead a behavior club. I meet with students who have behavior issues. We work in small groups. This is the most challenging part of my day, because I am in charge. I come up with what we are doing and I manage the behavior of the students.”

Scarsdale is also the hometown of City Year Vice President and Regional Director, Pete November, who was also interviewed for this story.

“Whether a corps member is pre or post- college, City Year can be a career and education accelerator,” said November. “City Year alumni are eligible for scholarships to dozens of graduate schools and colleges, and have access to employers and fellowship programs that recruit directly from City Year.”

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