City Year is a nonprofit organization created in 1988 in Boston by Michael Brown and Alan Khazei. City Year serves 29 cities within the United States with two international affiliates in the UK and South Africa. City Year is an AmeriCorps program where youth ages 18-25 serve and provide intensive support to students K-8 and High School, by developing the right academic behaviors and mindsets so they can succeed in school and in life. To ensure the students graduate on time and on track, City Year focuses on the ABCs: Attendance, Behavior, and Coursework (Math and English). Our work is centered on individualized, personalized learning through small group interventions, as well as whole school support through attendance rallies, morning power greeting, family engagement nights, after school tutoring and enrichment programs, and appreciation and recognition activities and events.
This inaugural year, Team Kipling includes seven diverse first year AmeriCorps Members (or Student Success Coaches) and one Team Leader, an AmeriCorps Member who has chosen to serve another year. Each Student Success Coach partners with, and works alongside, their partner teacher to provide support, guidance, coaching, and mentoring to students in the classroom. This year we have: Ms. Adela and Mr. AJ will be serving with Ms Washington (Williams) in 6-8th grade Math; Ms. Jay will be serving with Ms Daniel in 5th grade Social Studies and Science; Ms. Tia and Ms. Hepler will be serving with Ms Steider in 6th-8th grade ELA, Ms. Carla will be serving with Ms Houze in 3rd -5th grade ELA; and Ms Posley will be serving with Ms Kelly in 3rd -5th grade Math. Ms. Kiara, the Team Leader, will support and guide the Student Success Coaches every day in their work with students, as well as guide them through their personal and professional goals this year. City Year is excited and eager to be a part of the Kipling Elementary family this year.