City Year

May Update:

April 26th- We hosted our second poetry slam recently and it was a success with some poetry, singing and dancing.

May 8th- We will be hosting a Roundtable discussion on social justice topics.

May 24th- We will be hosting a Swag Show for our LIT students to celebrate their growth as leaders this year!

Students hold City Year Flags.

City Year is an education-focused national service organization that unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service to keep students in school and on track to graduate.

At Oak Ridge High School, a team of 10 City Year AmeriCorps members serve as full-time tutors, mentors, and role models, targeting student performance in the 9th grade – especially in the areas of attendance, behavior, and course performance in English and math.

Click on one of the links below to see a Monthly Service Briefing with pictures and highlights of City Year service at the Ridge.

Issue 1:  Service Briefing

Contact Information


For more information about City Year, check out the website or send an email to Ali Murbe.

Monthly Service Briefings 

In the month of November, City Year will be hosting a number of events. We will be hosting a Math Olympics on November 2nd. This will be a fun way to include our students in friendly competition, with math rivalries certain to bloom. Goo day will be another event we will be hosting (date TBD) going off of STEM day, on November 9th. To close out the month, we will be hosting a Thanksgiving lunch during the week of November 13-17th

City Year Group Picture 2City Year Picture 3

January and February Update
On 1/23/18 City Year hosted an event called New Year, Better Me! As a celebration to create new goals and incorporate fun activities to emphasize teamwork and creativity. Photos of this event can be found on @cyo_oakridge on Instagram. Upcoming events will be, on February 15th, there will be a Poetry Slam at 2:30 pm at the media center. For the end of February, City Year will be hosting a trivia or jeopardy event based on Black History Month!

View Service Briefing Issue 2

On 3/14/2018 City Year is hosting Pi day games during A, B and C lunch. We'll be playing math related games and giving out candy. And after school you can pie a City Year in the face!

On 3/8/2018 City Year will be hosting a lunch trivia for Women's day! We will be asking questions about famous women in history.