Elevating Youth Voice Through TEGA

by Matt Horn, ACYI Americorps Vista TEGA Community Engagement Coordinator All throughout elementary school, I remember being taught the importance of “active listening.” Teachers wanted students to understand how to listen so that they were able to ask questions and contribute should a question be asked of them. I’m sure that back then I just […]

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Becky’s Blog: We’re All in This Together – Featuring Dr. Pamela Swanson, Guest Blogger

Greetings Friends,  . Each of us carries uniquely created gifts, talents, ideas, dreams and hopes that we have the ability to use to affect change in ourselves, our families, our jobs, and our community. In one lifetime, a single person has the ability to impact 80,000 people! Now, imagine with me, if instead of working individually, we […]

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Becky’s Blog: Culture of Continuous Improvement Supports Gains in Student Achievement – Featuring Dr. Richard Patterson, Guest Blogger

Greetings Friends,  . Within this blog, we are delighted to share about exciting gains in student achievement that our friends at School District 27J’s Otho E. Stuart Middle School are experiencing. Former principal, and now Director of Student Achievement and Professional Learning for the district, credits these gains to the culture of Continuous Improvement developed within the […]

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Becky’s Blog: “Youth at the Center of our Work” – Featuring Ashley Edinger, Guest Blogger

Greetings Friends, Here at ACYI, we have been intently focused on supporting authentic youth engagement and ensuring that youth are at the center of our work. We clearly understand that a “customer-minded” approach that focuses on the “customer” themselves influencing and participating in the process, is critical to helping improve outcomes. After all, they are […]

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Becky’s Blog: What’s the Plan Stan?!

What’s the Plan, Stan?! In late 2016, our team and board of directors took some time to again additional clarity on our mission, to define our role as the backbone and to further develop our internal infrastructure. Equally important, we took some time to craft our goals and focus for the year, which we are […]

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Becky’s Blog – January 2017

On My Mind This Month… Reflecting on Our Leadership As we roll deeper into 2017, and specifically as we pay tribute this month to Martin Luther King Jr., who emulated so many of the leadership characteristics that I personally aspire to, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the leadership that has been […]

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