City Year In the News


Shop J Brand’s New Denim Colors for a Cause! InStyle Magazine (online)

Celebrity-favorite denim label J Brand just released a lineup of charity-focused jeans. The company partnered with City Year… and will donate 100% of proceeds from three new colors of its 811 “Mid-Rise Skinny” style to the organization—vine (dark olive brown), plumberry (raspberry red), and apache (pale neutral pink).

New Orleans hosts ‘A’ level educational conference The Louisiana Weekly
Educational experts from all over the United States descended on New Orleans on October 8, 2011, calling the Crescent City “Ground Zero in battle for Educational Reform.”

Alcoa Employees, City Year NY Corps and MS 424 Students Transform Lot into Urban Garden Mutual Housing Association of NY receives $10,000 Alcoa Foundation surprise grant to build a new playground Street Insider
Alcoa volunteers, City Year New York Corps members and the students of MS 424 gave an overgrown lot in Bedrock Park, Hunts Point in the Bronx a well-deserved make-over—transforming it into an urban garden for the community.

Reagan Samuel named LSU’s first “give a year” scholar LSU
LSU graduate student Reagan Samuel is the university’s first “give a year” scholar through a partnership with City Year.

J Brand Makes Exclusive Jeans to Benefit City Year LA Times Image Blog
Celebrity favorite denim label J Brand has created three exclusive colors of its skinny-fit jean for women and girls with 100% of sales going to City Year, the nonprofit organization that aims to keep students in school and on track to graduate. The jeans (out Tuesday) come in olive green, light khaki and a hue that resembles City Year’s signature red, and are sure to be a hit with loyal fans of the L.A.-based denim brand’s sleek and minimally branded styles.

In Our Boots, City Year Changes the World The Boot Makers Blog
A thank you commemoration to Timberland from City Year for their partnership, support and involvement for over 20+ years.

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