A Day in the Life of a City Year AmeriCorps Member | Tina’s Story

Check out Tina’s Story to see what a Day in the Life of a City Year AmeriCorps Member is all about! Like what you see? You can still apply throughout May and June to serve in the 2015-2016 school year!

When it comes to making an impact in the lives of the students and communities we serve, we wouldn’t be able to do it without the dedication and devotion of our corps members.

As a City Year AmeriCorps member, you’ll spend your 11 months serving hands-on with a small group of students to change their educational outcomes and their futures as a whole. The role is tremendously rewarding, but far from easy, which is why we’re so selective with our application process. In fact, only 1 in 4 applicants is chosen. To get a better idea of what you’ll be doing if you’re accepted as a corps member, take a look at a typical day below.

7:30 am get to school.

8:00 am greet students and them excited for the day.

8:15 am call any of my late or absent students and encourage them to come to school.

9:00 am review flashcards for spelling test with Jacob and Travis.

10:15 am in class small group support to review fractions.

12:30pm lunch with students and behavior coaching.

1:00 pm meet with ms. johanssen to review student data and test scores, talk about student progress, and develop a plan to help jay and erica on the next math test.

1:30 pm call Marcus' parents to let them know about his B in math!

3:15 pm today's after school program: running an after school tutoring session for students who need extra help with their homework.

5:00pm regroup with City Year team and faculty to review today's progress and plan for tomorrow.

6:00 pm head home.

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