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Monday
Jan 20
2014

A Young Leader’s Reflections on Mandela, MLK, and Service in South Africa

In commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, read how a 20-year-old City Year service leader is contributing to growing the tradition of youth service in South Africa.
Monday
Aug 19
2013

Sights from South Africa: President and Chelsea Clinton See City Year in Full Swing

In 2001, President Nelson Mandela personally invited President Clinton to South Africa to speak about the vital role young people and citizen service play in strengthening a society.

Reclaiming America’s Youth and Recovering Our Economy

Jun 19, 2013
Crime and ennui in Columbia Heights, D.C., overwhelmed the adolescence of Elmer Diaz, a first-generation immigrant from El Salvador. He was always bright, but with his hard-working parents constantly away from home, Elmer’s life became entwined with gangs. He also got into drugs. Then he dropped out of high school.

The Spirit of Ubuntu

Jul 14, 2012
There is a Zulu proverb called Ubuntu that says: “I am a person through other people. My humanity is tied to yours.” Archbishop Desmond Tutu explained it this way: “One of the sayings in our country is Ubuntu — the essence of being human. Ubuntu speaks particularly about the fact that you can’t exist as a human being...