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A City Education: Using Twitter to Inspire Creativity in Students

Using Twitter to get kids writing worked for one City Year corps member in the South Bronx.

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A City Education: An Inauguration Day Reminder That We Need Social Justice for Students

America's founding principles are noble, but the harsh reality of what students are up against to graduate from high school is not justice.


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.

With Inauguration Day upon us, Election Day seems like a distant memory, but just last November, the entire nation was abuzz with political tension. The school I serve in as a City Year corps member, Normandie Avenue Elementary School in Los Angeles, was no exception.

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A City Education: Mentoring Is Key to Student Success

Developing meaningful relationships with students helps improve their grades and their confidence.


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.

Growing up, I was constantly surrounded by adults who would take the time to encourage me either through their words, their actions, or a combination of the two. At the time, I truly didn't know how blessed I was to have individuals recognize my potential and most importantly, make efforts so that I could recognize it too. However long those people were involved in my life, each served as a mentor.

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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.

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