A New Founding Stories Book: The Art of Idealism



Posted by City Year Feb 3rd

Help us create the first art edition of our Founding Stories Book that will give new life to the stories for corps members who are serving in some of the highest-need schools across the country, and for the staff and community that supports them. City Year has a strong culture and set of values, and a key element of that is our collection of founding stories. These stories help remind us why we chose to serve and help frame the problems we address in classrooms across the country in new and inspiring ways. We share “Starfish Stories” in our community meetings (telling about a student whose life you’ve changed), we start every meeting with “Ripples and Joys” (a joy being something joyful and meaningful and a ripple meaning an action you took that you saw created waves of change in others), and we constantly strive to “Be the Change” in our work everyday. We hope you find these stories as inspiring as we do and will submit artwork based on one of them!


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