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
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
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
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
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.