Citizen Schools Massachusetts Teaching Fellows, staff, friends and family gathered at Citizen Schools Headquarters in Boston to congratulate TF2s as they finished their two years of service. Campus directors supervisors were on hand to personally congratulate each TF and share moments from their time at schools around Boston and Chelsea.
There are a number of institutions across the US that recognize the hard work, dedication and drive of AmeriCorps members. They offer a variety of inscentives like matching tution funding to the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award. See a list of participating universities in the Citizen Schools footprint below, or browse the full list here.
Sydney Chaffee came to Citizen Schools as an AmeriCorps Teaching Fellow, looking for a way to start her teaching career. She spent two years teaching at schools in Boston with citizen Schools before working at Codman Academy in Dorchester. Sydney was recently awarded the National Teacher of the Year award for her work at Codman Academy. We asked Sydney how her time at Citizen Schools has influenced her work as a teacher.