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City Year?

From the "City Year" website ...

As part of City Year, you will be a “big citizen” joining with diverse and passionate team members who feel a responsibility to their communities and for the well-being of everyone around them.

Every day, you will work with other corps members to create an inclusive team – one that is strengthened through the combination of individual experiences and talents.

Wearing the City Year uniform provides a diverse group with a unifying and highly recognizable symbol. When a corps member in uniform is welcomed in a school, community center or neighborhood with the greeting, "Hey, City Year!" - you realize the uniform commands respect, instills pride and embodies an tradition of service.

The unifying spirit of the corps is exemplified by:

The shared values of making a difference through service,

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 7:13 PM on Aug. 14, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

Answers (8)
  • The shared power of wearing a uniform that is widely recognized as an important symbol of service to the community, and;

    The shared opportunities to develop leadership skills through team leadership roles and responsibilities.

    Good? Bad? Brainwashing?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:13 PM on Aug. 14, 2009

  • Makes the hackles on my neck stand out. The thing is .... there is nothing wrong with serving your community in itself. Knowing that this is just another offshoot of ACORN community organizing, indoctrination, .... Jesus ... creepy man...er gal.

    From the web site:"At City Year’s locations across the United States and in South Africa, young people – called “corps members” – serve full time for 10 months. These young leaders put their idealism to work for the children and communities they serve in these programs:

    What .....? South Africa? Is this where this nonsense originated? Ladies and gentlemen .... as always these low life F'ers want our youth. This is how they have influenced our children in the public schools too for generations. Scarey
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:14 PM on Aug. 14, 2009

  • It sounds like Peace Corps with a specific location. Not seeing the issue. No one is forcing anyone to join.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:21 PM on Aug. 14, 2009

  • Would the uniform consist of brown shirts?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:23 PM on Aug. 14, 2009

  • Nothing wrong with city year, or what you posted. They've been around long before the Obama admin, and they do great things. It fosters a sense of community service.


    And no anon :23 with the question lacking originality. The uniform is khaki pants and red shits/jackets.

    SRiveroC

    Answer by SRiveroC at 7:36 PM on Aug. 14, 2009

  • Oh, sort of like the Target uniform. I give respect where it's earned, not 'commanded'.


    Seriously though, do you ever crack a smile? I mean, besides at your own posts?


    Something reeks of condescension. 

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:39 PM on Aug. 14, 2009

  • Oh, sort of like the Target uniform. I give respect where it's earned, not 'commanded'.-------DITTO!
    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 9:35 PM on Aug. 14, 2009

  • Anon :39 I smile all the time.


    Something that makes me giggle quite often, is when someone to chicken to show their face and screen name on a social networking site for mom's tries to "talk tough".


    Especially when they are marked by a giant blue question mark.


     

    SRiveroC

    Answer by SRiveroC at 1:09 AM on Aug. 15, 2009

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