Notice our new look? With a new service year comes a fresh approach to the way we keep people informed. We’ve changed the appearance of our monthly newsletter, our blog, our style — really just about everything. What hasn’t changed is the fact that our AmeriCorps members are excited to share their year of service with you.
Be on the lookout for some great content coming your way.
Since its inception 20 years ago, AmeriCorps has engaged Americans in intensive service at nonprofits, schools and other community organizations throughout the country. More than 900,000 people have taken the AmeriCorps pledge, with over 20,000 committing to serve through City Year.
Name: Kelly Besmer Age: 22 years old AmeriCorps Experience: NCCC FEMA Corps – North Central Region Base 2012-2013
City Year Sacramento – AmeriCorps Member 2013-2014
City Year Sacramento – Second Year AmeriCorps Member 2014-2015 Current School Service Site: Rosa Parks K-8 Team Sponsor: Bank of America
Why did you initially decide to take a year off of college and apply to become an AmeriCorps Member?
After completing my transfer degree from Bellevue College in 2012, I was not satisfied with my life. It felt stagnant and I could tell that without service it was incomplete! Yet, my intense focus on college classes and my job was limiting my ability to serve my country with an open heart and open mind… Continue reading →
Name: Rajinder Dhaliwal Age: 23 College: University of California Riverside Major: Political Science with a minor in English School Site: Sacramento Charter High School
What made you apply to City Year?
During my time at college I never saw myself getting into the education field despite my years of tutoring at Badger Springs Middle School. As graduation approached I asked myself, “What do I want to do next year?” Continue reading →
“Ubuntu ngumuntu ngamantu.” I am a person through other people. I am because you are. Without each other’s existence, there is no other.
– Zulu Proverb
12:09 a.m. — an interesting time to lie awake at City Year Summer Academy. The subway trains outside roll and grumble under Boston’s midnight sky while I stare upwards at a little painted constellation on my dorm room ceiling. Broken shapes of stars and crescents refer to a previous existence in this space and I wonder who that person could be. I also wonder about the thoughts of my fellow Team Leaders who may be just as restless as I am, thinking about the great social change we strive endlessly to achieve. Continue reading →
Please read President Clinton’s incredible Op-Ed Article from the London Evening Standard which is shared below, or click here to see its original posting. We truly appreciate the President’s continued support of City Year and the idea of National Service.
“In 1991, shortly after I announced my candidacy for President, I received an invitation to visit what was then a small Boston-based programme called City Year.