Lacy Update


Upcoming Opportunities & Events


Webinar: Joining Teach For America from AmeriCorps

Join Teach For America for a virtual event highlighting how your experience in AmeriCorps can translate into education leadership as a 2016 TFA corps member.You will gain application tips specific to AmeriCorps applicants and will have an opportunity for Q&A with TFA staff members. Sign up here.


An Introduction to TNTP Teaching Fellows: Online Event for City Year Corps Members and Alumni

Thursday, February 18, 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM PST
The next application deadline is February 22.

March 4


Those who signed up for that opportunity have received instructions on what time to meet. If you have questions, please contact Ashley.


Building your personal brand. & Communicating Challenges

*If you would like to help with the session as a facilitator, please reach out to Ashley or Ruthie.

April 1st

LAFTA Conference

The Life After AmeriCorps Conference is hosted each year by the North Texas AmeriCorps Alliance. There are multiple sessions involved and it's a great opportunity to network with other AmeriCorps members from other organizations and ask questions and mingle with other organizations (Reading Partners, City Square etc.). We are currently looking for people who would like to facilitate a training at the event. If you are interested, please speak to your Impact Manager.

Finishing Strong - A joint training w/ Reading Partners

We will spend the afternoon of the 1st working together to frame the last 2 months of your service year.

New and Important info

CY Scholarships for Millennial Trains Project - Deadline March 15th

Do you have an innovative project or idea you’d like to build upon and explore?The Millennial Trains Project(MTP) is an opportunity for young entrepreneurs and changemakers to work on innovative projects over a week-long train journey in various communities across the country.This year Comcast NBCUniversal, the lead sponsor of MTP, is offering exclusive fully-funded trips for City Year Alumni to partake in this unique experience. To apply for a scholarship, please fill out the City Year application by March 15th or learn more here.

Aspire Teacher Residency - Applications Due March 11, 2016

Aspire Public Schools, California’s top-performing large, high-poverty school system, changes the odds for low-income students. Currently, Aspire educates over 15,000 students in 38 schools in California and Memphis, TN and makes a promise to every single Aspire student: College for Certain. Over the past six years, nearly 100% of Aspire’s seniors graduated with admission to a four-year college or university.

Aspire believes the that teacher performance is the single most important school influence in improving student achievement and that it’s the organization’s job to prepare, support and develop great teachers. The Aspire Teacher Residency (ATR), Aspire’s teacher-preparation program was designed to do just that – prepare excellent teachers by pairing theory and practice through master's level coursework and classroom practicum. The goal is to provide Teacher Residents with the theory and give them the opportunity to apply it in practice with the support of a successful Mentor Teacher.

The ATR program offers:

  • An MA in Curriculum and Instruction and teaching license from University of the Pacific in one year
  • A $13,500 stipend, plus medical benefits, for the first year
  • The opportunity to work in a classroom with a highly-effective Mentor Teacher four days/week for an entire school year
  • Priority hiring for a full-time, paid teaching position at an Aspire school and tuition-reimbursement benefits for Residents who successfully complete the first year
  • ATR-Memphis Residents may also receive a $600/month housing stipend in year 1 and relocation reimbursement up to help with moving costs to Memphis

Residency placements are available throughout California and in Memphis, TN. Applications for the 2016/17 program are due March 11, 2016. For more information, go to: or e-mail

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City Year Alumni: Leaders for Life

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