Creating a college going culture

With help from our friends at Applied Materials, City Year San Jose/Silicon Valley hosted a powerful day of service at Lee Mathson Middle School, which is one of our service partners. (And the service team that Applied Materials is so graciously sponsoring this school year!)

At a school where the API scores have unfortunately been on the decline over the past couple years, it was extremely important to the administration and teachers at Mathson that we encourage the students to strive to seek college as a viable option once they graduate from high school.

To create this “college going culture,” our Civic Engagement Team traced out 32 college logos from all across the country on all of the basketball and volleyball courts that our volunteers painted at the service day this past Saturday morning.

Here are some of our favorite photos from the day!

Development Manager Preety Kaur paints the University of Oregon logo with a student volunteer.

Corps member Amber Bunnell hard at work with some student volunteers.

Jeff Rangel of Applied Materials paints the top of the key on one of the basketball courts.

For the full album of photos, just click here.

Post by Megan Baker, Recruitment Project Leader CYSJ

Photos by Stephanie Kim, Development Associate CYSJ

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