City Year Visit

Twelve students participating in Cleveland’s City Year Corp program visited Cleveland City Hall and were welcomed by Mayor Frank G. Jackson for a meet and greet opportunity. In addition, the students, accompanied by their program mentor, also had an opportunity to take photos with Mayor Jackson and ask questions about city government and leadership. The City Year Cleveland program on Prospect Avenue is one of 28 programs throughout the United States.

The City Year Corp program has strived to build voluntary national service as a common expectation of all citizens. Cleveland’s City Year Corp program work to bridge the gap in high-poverty communities between the support that students actually need, and what their schools are designed and resourced to provide. Cleveland Corp members pledge their commitment to participate in youth development and leadership programs. 

City Year Cleveland’s idealistic young leaders will make a difference in the lives of children and transform schools and neighborhoods, all while developing their own civic leadership skills so that they will become active and engaged citizens. Corp members provide countless hours of service to Cleveland’s communities including tutoring and mentoring students in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. City Year Cleveland recruits young leaders to serve for eleven months for the betterment of Cleveland. 

Photographer: 
Ruggero Fatica