Five Things Friday

  1. Colleges and Universities love to brag about what their graduates are up to, especially when they are doing great things like City Year. In the past few months we have had a few of our corps, staff, and alumni featured and we wanted include today in case you missed it:
    1. Itai Dinour, CYNY Executive Director and CYNY Alum Jack Stupinski were featured in the Ezra update with Itai Dinour ’01 leads effort to keep New York students in school,
    2. Ulysses Ifill, corps member at P.S. 149 in East New York was able to tell his story of service on the Torch Scholars Blog at Northeastern University.
    3. Dan Cruz, corps member on the Civic Engagement Team, who recently led a group of Fordham students in painting a mural which later was featured on the cover of their Alumni Magazine, was able to tell his story on the Fordham Career Service blog.
    4. Crosby Newcomer-Falk, corps member on corps member on the PS 345 Citizen’s team, shared a “day in his life” using the @NYUWassEmployer twitter handle. Check out the recap of his day on Storify.
  2. Calling all artists to help us create the first ever art edition Founding Stories Book! The winning pieces from the City Year #artofidealism competition will not only be featured in the new Founding Stories book, but the 1st place winner will win a Kindle Fire and the second place winner will win a Kindle Touch. There are tons of other prizes available as well, so check them out here. Help is breathe new life into these inspiring stories with your creative talents!
  3. Leadership After City Year (LACY) is something we encourage our corps to take seriously. In order to support their LACY, we partner with our Alumni Board and sponsors to provide them with opportunities to improve their professional and educational development. Check out the most recent LACY events:
    1. 18 Minute Networking was a career development event that was hosted by Credit Suisse and planned by our Alumni Board. With 17 career fields and over 60 facilitators, the event was a huge success!
    2. Comcast Career Day was hosted by NBCUniversal Inc. and Comcast last Friday. Corps members attended work shops that focused on creating a strong personal brand and were given the opportunity to network with NBCUniversal Inc. and Comcast leadership.
  4. Today, we’re kicking off part 2 of our Advanced Training Academy at Mircosoft. We’re using this time to come together as a site to share best practices and take a closer look at the impact we’ve made thus far. With a little over 3 months left of service, our corps will work together to plan how to end the year strong. In addition to that, the corps will attend sessions that focus on  their futures and improving the skills they’ve developed as corps members. Some of the sessions include: Youth Development: The Clover Model, Interviewing Skills, Strengths Quest,  Pushing Student Critical Thinking, State Tests 101, What I Wish I Knew Before Grad School, plus much more! A big thank you to Microsoft for hosting once again!
  5. Join us at our Associate Board Fundraiser on Thursday, April 26 the the Housing Works Bookstore Cafe. Click below to register!