Going camping!

09/21/09 - The month of training the 2010 Corps for City Year New York is off to a great start! We are currently three weeks into training and two weeks away from our Opening Day Ceremony and the beginning of our service in the schools of NYC. What better way to celebrate the mid-point than a camping trip!

240 Corps Members and staff are traveling to our Basic Training Retreat tomorrow for three days of team-building, sharing, and cohesion. It will be an opportunity to get to know one another and develop a better understanding of our diverse backgrounds and ideals. By Friday, the Corps will be stronger and our work throughout this year will seem more attainable than ever. In addition, there will be bugs. Lots of them.

Just a brief update on the Corps itself: they're fantastic. Our accomplished and passionate Team Leaders have been placed with a diverse group of individuals ranging in ages and backgrounds but united in their aptitude and their goals. This Corps is striving for excellence with no signs of their enthusiasm slowing. This is promising to be a remarkable year for both New York City and City Year, and we are very excited to be a part of it.