GOOD

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.

Keep Reading
Articles

A City Education: C'mon, Thank a Teacher For Their Team Spirit

Teachers don't always get our thanks, but they're true role models in showing students the power of working together.


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.

All classrooms, whether calm or rowdy, contain dozens of unique personalities. Each student in a given classroom learns and develops differently, and each student brings a distinctive set of values and experiences.

Keep Reading
Articles

A City Education: If We Want Students to Get on Our Level, We Have to Get on Theirs

When students see learning as helping them reach their goals and achieve dreams, that's when success happens.

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 achievement gap and ending the dropout crisis.

Keep Reading
Articles

A City Education: The Structure of Student Success

With tough economic times affecting families, more than ever schools have to ensure students have a consistent, safe learning environment.


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.

Homework help, outside time, lesson and snack: unless there’s a special event going on, the students in City Year Los Angeles' afterschool program at Normandie Avenue Elementary School can count on this routine.

Keep Reading
Articles