City Year program gears up for third year helping students succeed in Memphis classrooms

By , Daily Memphian Updated: August 06, 2019 3:13 PM CT | Published: August 04, 2019 4:00 AM CT
<strong>AmeriCorps members participating in the City Year program gather for a group meeting before resuming classes at the City Year office Downtown on Thursday, Aug. 1. The program, entering its third full year of operation in Memphis, allows AmeriCorps members to provide classroom support for teachers in eight local schools.</strong> (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian)

AmeriCorps members participating in the City Year program gather for a group meeting before resuming classes at the City Year office Downtown on Thursday, Aug. 1. The program, entering its third full year of operation in Memphis, allows AmeriCorps members to provide classroom support for teachers in eight local schools. (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian)

While teachers, students, faculty members and parents across Memphis are gearing up for the school year, City Year, a nonprofit powered in partnership with AmeriCorps, is also getting into gear.

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