YouthSpark Star of the Week: Michelle Didero, CityYear Washington, D.C.

Serving on the Microsoft Team at Cardozo Senior High School in Washington, D.C. Michelle Didero has seen firsthand how education, combined with hard work and encouragement, can change a young person’s life. She worked with Jacob, a young man struggling in geometry class. He frequently showed up late to class and didn’t complete assignments. Didero…


YouthSpark Star of the Week: City Year Denver

YouthSpark Star of the Week: City Year Denver “I have been with City Year for about 6 months and have gained more practical experience than in any of my previous jobs. I understand circumstances are different at every job, but I still feel better suited for the next step in my career path…” Michael Sanchez,…


Microsoft and City Year Team Up to Improve Math Education

This blog is written by Travis Holloway, Math Project Leader at City Year New York. It was originally posted on the City Year New York blog. For more information about City Year please visit www.cityyear.org. City Year is a national partner of Microsoft YouthSpark.     This time last year, I had the great opportunity…


Microsoft's YouthSpark Invests in City Year's Work to keep Students in School

Editor’s Note: Last week we announced Microsoft YouthSpark a new company wide initiative that aims to create opportunities for 300 million young people. A key part of YouthSpark is the work we are doing with nonprofit organizations focused on helping young people access education, employment and entrepreneurship.  Globally, our nonprofit cash grant recipients have been…