Resource posted by: City Year New York Civic Engagement Team FY13
Created on: January 2, 2013
Disclaimer: This posting and the group "City Year New York Civic Engagement Team FY13" is an independent source that does not officially represent AmeriCorps, City Year, Inc., City Year New York, or the Civic Engagement team. All postings are made independently by Jamy Drapeza, FY13 member of the New York Civic Engagement team, for the purpose of canvassing for need via Idealist.
The City Year New York Civic Engagement team is hosting a community service event at Sheepshead Bay High School on Monday, January 21st from 9AM - 3 PM. We are seeking for projects or organizations in need of volunteer power in the Sheepshead Bay area.
EXAMPLES OF FREE STUFF WE CAN SUPPLY:
- Canvas Murals [size depends on what you want]
- Planter beds/boxes
- And more!
EXAMPLES OF FREE SERVICE WE CAN DO:
- Almost anything!
- Engage kids in a after-school type lesson, with craft and activity
- Pick up trash in a neighborhood affected by Sandy debris
- Deliver food or care packages by foot
- Pack care packages
Please feel free to contact me via email at email@example.com by January 14th with your contact information, information about your organization/community center, and your wish list of what you would like to receive from us.
What is City Year?
City Year is an education-based, national AmeriCorps organization that seeks to end the high school dropout crisis in America by forming teams of young people ages 17-24 and injecting them into schools to support the kids that need us the most. These volunteers give a year of service as tutors, coaches, and near-peers to students from the 3rd to 12th grade. For more information, please visit www.cityyear.org.
How does community service support City Year?
City Year began as an "all-purpose" type community service organization. Though their focus has centered on school-based services in the past ten years, community service is one of the main ways we connect our corporate sponsors and community partners to directly benefit the neighborhoods in which our students live, learn and play. Not only will this service day at Sheepshead Bay provide a significant amount of funding for our organization from our corporate sponsors, it's a chance for us to highlight one of the newest communities City Year has begun to servce. Though City Year started their partnership with Sheepshead Bay High School just last year, this school year the number of corps members has doubled and now serves the 9th and 10th grade classes. This immediate growth is a testimony to the immense benefits of a City Year team's presence in their school and acknowledges their success in partnering with the school to improve the academic experience for their students.
Contact: Jamy Drapeza, firstname.lastname@example.org