City Year Boston Starry Night 2017
On May 25, 2017, City Year Boston hosted its Annual Dinner, Starry Night. Over 550 community leaders came together to celebrate a shared commitment to building community in Boston. The event kicked off with a special Red Jacket Society Tailgate Party to toast Boston's Red Jacket Society members. Over $1.8 million was raised for City Year's work with Boston Public Schools, including $201,000 pledged the night of and 3 new members of City Year Boston's Red Jacket Society!
City Year Washington, DC Cocktails and Conversation Event
On May 20, 2017, City Year DC friend and supporter, Liddy Manson hosted over 35 guests for an evening of cocktails and conversation. Guests listened to remarks by Liddy, AmeriCorps member Sahand Yazdanyar and Executive Director, Jeff Franco.
City Year Cleveland 2017 Rock the Red Jacket Gala
On May 13, 2017, City Year Cleveland hosted its first-ever Red Jacket Society ceremony, at its annual Rock the Red Jacket Gala. This was part of the site's 20th anniversary year celebration. Five of ten RJS members attended the reception and dedicated their red jackets in a meaningful ceremony. City Year Cleveland Executive Director Toi Comer led the ceremony, assisted by AmeriCorps members Daisha Perry, Danielle Clark, Collin Huth, Karimah Williams and Chelsea Cross.
City Year Milwaukee's First Annual Red Jacket Society Dedication Ceremony
On May 11, 2017, City Year Milwaukee hosted its first Red Jacket Society Dedication Ceremony at the Historic Pritzlaff Building in Milwaukee's Third Ward. Over 40 guests attended the reception to witness four Red Jacket Society Members dedicate their jackets. The ceremony was led by Red Jacket Society AmeriCorps Ambassadors and took place prior to City Year Milwaukee's 6th Annual Dinner.
City Year Detroit Red Jacket Gala
On May 11, 2017, City Year Detroit hosted its Red Jacket Gala at the Grand Riverview Ballroom in Cobo Center. Over 600 champions joined for the largest Gala in City Year Detroit history as they honored Matthew Simoncini, President, and CEO of Lear Corporation, with a red jacket and City Year’s Idealist in Action Award.
City Year New Hampshire Starry Starry Night 2017
On Saturday, April 15, 2017 City Year New Hampshire hosted their Starry Starry Night annual gala at the Wentworth by the Sea Hotel in New Castle, New Hampshire. Nearly 300 community leaders and political officials attended the black tie event where City Year New Hampshire Board Member and RJS member Kim Army received her Red Jacket.
City Year Columbus Red Jacket Ball
On April 8, 2017, City Year Columbus hosted its annual Red Jacket Ball. Three new RJS members, Tanya Crawford, Bill Calvert, and Donald Brown received red jackets at the event.
2nd Annual Red Jacket Society Leadership Conference
The 2nd Annual Red Jacket Society Leadership Conference was hosted in Boston on November 14 & 15, 2016. The conference kicked-off with a welcome reception at Bain Capital followed by a day of learning, best practice sharing, and inspiration. Volunteer leaders from around the country heard from speakers including Boston Superintendent Tommy Chang, Former Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis, Harvard Basketball Coach Tommy Amaker and Vice President of Development at Harvard, Tamara Rogers. The conference closed with national leaders and local Boston RJS members joining together for a powerful Red Jacket Dedication ceremony hosted by Sandy and Paul Edgerley.
City Year Chicago Red Jacket Dedication Ceremony
On September 8, 2016 a dozen Red Jacket Society members participated in City Year Chicago's second annual Red Jacket Society Dedication Ceremony hosted at City Year Chicago's Center for Idealism. New members were presented with personalized red jackets before John Gilligan, City Year Chicago's Site Board and Red Jacket Society Chair led AmeriCorps members and guests in a jacket dedication exercise. Afterward, Red Jacket Society members joined the full Corps for Opening Day.