Every year, nearly 3,000 young people join City Year and dedicate 11 months to make a lasting impact on students and communities across the country. #makebetterhappen is a place where you can hear some of the great things that are happening every day, from the corps members themselves. It’s a place where thousands of stories all add up to #makebetterhappen.
Hi, I’m Amber! I grew up in New Jersey and I went to Dickson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania where I studied History and Environmental Studies. I love getting to know Sacramento and the West Coast. In my free time I enjoy playing ultimate frisbee, traveling, and going to concerts. I serve because education is the backbone of a strong community, and I want to be part of that societal change.
Miss Amling is a dog-loving, adventure-taking, book enthusiast. She graduated from Linfield College and studied abroad in England. She enjoys Netflix, the color green, and soup. Dressing up is her favorite thing-next to napping. Ask her questions; she talks a lot more than you might think.
I’m Mr. Avery and I’m 23 years old, born and raised here in Sacramento. I am a rapper, poet, and performer with an obsession with superheroes. I’m studying at ARC and majoring in Creative Writing. I’m currently writing a superhero novel that I cannot wait to finish.
My name is Miss Chelsi, and I am from Modesto, CA. I attended UC Davis where I studied Human Development. I love animals, so I have quite a zoo at home; which includes four Siberian Huskies, three turtles, and a miniature pig.
My name is Ms. Christina and I was born and raised in New York City. I’m 24 years old and my favorite color is brown. I graduated from LeMayne College in Syracuse, New York with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology. My hobbies include reading, writing, painting, and being in nature.
My name is Ms. Mariela, and this school year I will be serving as the Team Leader for City Year at Fern Bacon Middle School. Last year, I served as a City Year Corps Member at Rosa Parks working with 7th grade students. I am from Ivanhoe, Ca. , a small town an hour south-east from Fresno. I attended UC Davis and majored in History with double minors in Religious Studies and Art History. My favorite colors are teal and turquoise and my favorite food is pozole. In the future I want to teach American History and AVID.
My name is Ms. Olivia and I grew up in Phoenix, Arizona. I studied English Literature at DePaul University. My favorite book is Flight by Sherman Alexie and my favorite color is green. I have three rabbits, a hedgehog, and 2 dogs. I am vegan and I love animals. One of my goals is to be a special education teacher and return to my community in Arizona.
My name is Mr. Sujay. I was born and raised in Sacramento. I went to college in Southern California at the University of California, Irvine studying Business Economics. I am a huge Sacramento Kings fan and Oakland Raiders fan. I also love being outdoors doing things like going to the river and longboarding.
Hello, my name is Ms. Villa. I was born and raised in Sacramento and I am so happy to be at Fern Bacon. I recently graduated from San Jose State University where I studied History. I have one cat named Sam and one older brother. In my free time, I like to go hiking, go to the gym and hang out with my family and friends. Chipotle is my favorite food.
Hello, I’m Miss Yesi. I was born in Palo Alto but I lived in Modesto most of my life. I earned by B.S. in Biology at UC Merced. My hobbies include writing, running, and watching Netflix and my favorite color is green.