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Building a Community of Engineers

Ever since he was young, Sanjay Kadiwala, an engineer with Motorola in Chicago, has understood the value of service. In the fourth grade, he received the Justin Wynn Award and membership into their Leadership Academy, a selective program that gives elementary and middle school students in his hometown of Evanston, Illinois opportunities to volunteer in…

TF Spotlight: Izzy Alteon

This week, we’re spotlighting a  second year AmeriCorps fellow from the New York – New Jersey region. Read more about her passion for service, reflections of her experience, and her work preparing 8th graders for high school and beyond. My decision to become an AmeriCorps Teaching Fellow was an unexpected decision. I was always immersed…

Inspiring Future Scientists – It’s In the Bag!

STEM.  Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.  Over the next four years, STEM jobs are projected to grow twice as quickly as jobs in other fields.  But there is a significant shortage of qualified candidates to fill the STEM careers in the United States.   How can we prepare Massachusetts students to close that gap?  How…

Be a Part of the Solution with Motorola Mobility!

Be Part of the Solution with Motorola Mobility! For the past two years, Citizen Schools has partnered with Motorola Mobility Foundation to challenge students in grades 5-8 to be the social innovators of tomorrow! The Chicago Maker Challenge is a city-wide contest in which middle and high school students develop a hardware or software solution…

Congratulations to the Presidential Volunteer Service Award Winners!

As we say here at Citizen Schools, it takes a village to serve our students. Among the leaders in that village are volunteer Citizen Teachers, who play a critical role in introducing students to engaging opportunities and diverse careers. During the 2014-2015 school year, over 2,300 Citizen Teachers taught more than 1,000 apprenticeships, impacting over…