Maya Itah


A City Education: Unexpected Lessons Learned From Students

We can all learn something from every single person we meet, including a bunch of 8 to 10-year-olds in Watts.

In our A City Education series, City Year corps members share their experiences working as tutors and mentors in schools in hopes of closing the opportunity gap and ending the dropout crisis.

Like most City Year Los Angeles corps members, I arrived at my school—Normandie Avenue Elementary—with a simple goal: helping students learn. Whatever the subject, I knew I wanted to share the knowledge I've been lucky enough to acquire.

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