Addressing bullying in our schools

Bullying hits home for many of us.
In fact, more than 75% of sixth graders report being bullied at some point in their lives. Those of us who have experienced bullying understand what a frightening and isolating experience it can be.

Celebrating Heritage Home

Back in late September, Heritage Home had their Gala in support of their program for homeless and abused women who are pregnant.  At the event, this video was featured.

Links we Like: Celebrating #cyoday

Starting last Friday and going through Oct. 15, all of our sites across the country will be celebrating Opening Day; an event where our more than 2,000 corps members will make the pledge to serve and formally dedicate a year of their lives to making a difference in the lives of children by serving as mentors, tutors and role models in schools.

Back to School Month: Attendance

Last week, we shared with you the severity of the dropout crisis and explained the three early warning indicators.
Today, we are going to talk about the first indicator:

Passing on the Wisdom to Future City Year Corps Members

It’s crazy to think that the 2010-2011 corps year is quickly coming to an end. As City Year San Jose/ Silicon Valley’s Recruitment Project Leader, my eyes have been set on next year’s corps throughout this entire service year.

City Year San Jose/Silicon Valley Presents Service Leadership Award to Applied Materials

The room was filled with idealism and yellow jackets as City Year San Jose/Silicon Valley presented its Service Leadership Award to Applied Materials chairman and CEO, Mike Splinter at their recent annual event in San Jose, Calif.City Year Corps Members – young people between the ages of 17 and 24 who dedicate a year of service to students in underserved neighborhoods – believe they can change the world. They proudly wear their bright jackets to stand out as role models for the kids.

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I serve because my own education has given me the power and responsibility to make a difference…

During the City Year: In School & On Track Leadership Summit, I will be sharing my perspective and the perspectives of my fellow corps members. City Year San Jose/Silicon Valley corps member Christina Johnson shared with me why she serves.
Megan Baker, City Year corps member, serving in San Jose/Silicon Valley

The Thankful Thursday STOMP

When corps member Nancy Adjei and I began planning a stepping and drumming enrichment for our after school program, we were excited to bring movement and musical concepts to the students we serve at Mathson Middle School.  Little did we know how much further this idea would go!

Thanksgiving and Christmas

In photos:
Volunteer from Intel helps serve guests Thanksgiving dinner to the poor and homeless at CityTeam in San Jose, CA.

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