Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Trump’s Budget, Breaking Tradition, Seeks Cuts to Service Programs [New York Times]

Mr. Trump’s budget proposal “ends eight decades of presidential leadership on national service,” said AnnMaura Connolly, president of Voices for National Service. “It’s disappointing to see that strong string of bipartisan leadership broken.”

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

David Einhorn Playing to Benefit City Year at SHR Bowl: Charitable Initiatives Drive Einhorn's Poker Schedule

David Einhorn is no stranger to the High Roller circuit as he’s cashed for over $5 million in only a handful of results. But there’s one large difference between him and the fields he plays against – he doesn’t keep a dime. Einhorn donates 100% of his winnings to charity and for the 2017 Super High Roller Bowl he’s wearing a familiar red City Year jacket. “City Year is remarkable, it’s part of AmeriCorps – what that means is that they gather young people that want to give a year of service,” said Einhorn. “They earn a very small amount of money and they volunteer to work in teams at middle schools in need. They wear red jackets like I have on now.”

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Trump Should Expand National Service, Not Kill It [USA Today]

The City Year experience fosters an enduring civic mindset and prepares alumni to work effectively with diverse groups of people.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

If Congress Kills AmeriCorps, it Will Kill the American Dream For so Many [The Miami Herald]

Through the close relationships they build with students, City Year AmeriCorps members often are the first to learn about the stress that children experience outside of school, whether it is coming to class hungry or witnessing violence in their neighborhood.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Opinion: National Service Programs Save Taxpayers Money. Why Would we Defund Them? [The Chicago Tribune]

More than 13,000 students in 26 Chicago schools might lose the full-time support of City Year AmeriCorps members, who help students stay in school and on track to graduation.

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