City Year Boston Red Jacket Society Family Service Day

On May 5, City Year Boston hosted its first Red Jacket Society Family Service Day. Over 40 Red Jacket Society members and friends of City Year Boston served alongside City Year AmeriCorps members and local students at English High School in Jamaica Plain.

 City Year Boston RJS members, friends, students and AmeriCorps members serving at English High School in Jamaica Plain, MA.

City Year Boston RJS members, friends, students and AmeriCorps members serving at English High School in Jamaica Plain, MA.


City Year Washington, DC Spring Gala

On May 4, City Year Washington, DC hosted its 15th Idealist gala honoring President of American University, Sylvia Burwell. More than 400 guests came together to celebrate the service and impact of DC's 189 AmeriCorps members.

 RJS Members Mike and Missy Young and their guest, Wayne Stewart

RJS Members Mike and Missy Young and their guest, Wayne Stewart

 RJS Member Susan Berger with her daughter and Associate Board member Sarah Sandelius and guest

RJS Member Susan Berger with her daughter and Associate Board member Sarah Sandelius and guest


City Year Los Angeles Spring Break

On April 28, City Year Los Angeles hosted its annual Spring Break: Destination Education event bringing together a star-studded crowd for a high-energy night of musical performances, food and games.

 Octavia Spencer, CYLA Board and RJS Member, joins AmeriCorps members at the start of Spring Break

Octavia Spencer, CYLA Board and RJS Member, joins AmeriCorps members at the start of Spring Break

 Charlie Puth performs at CYLA’s Spring Break

Charlie Puth performs at CYLA’s Spring Break

 Jon Neuhaus, CYLA RJS Chair, joins AmeriCorps members from his Platinum sponsored team at Edwin Markham Middle School and the Civic Engagement Team

Jon Neuhaus, CYLA RJS Chair, joins AmeriCorps members from his Platinum sponsored team at Edwin Markham Middle School and the Civic Engagement Team

 Spring Break guests receive makeovers and custom t-shirts at Univision’s booth

Spring Break guests receive makeovers and custom t-shirts at Univision’s booth

 RJS Member Brad Drummond enjoys Spring Break with City Year CEO and Co-Founder Michael Brown, City Year President Jim Balfanz and their families

RJS Member Brad Drummond enjoys Spring Break with City Year CEO and Co-Founder Michael Brown, City Year President Jim Balfanz and their families


City Year Chicago Ripples of Hope awards dinner

On April 4, City Year Chicago hosted it 19th Annual Ripples of Hope Awards Dinner. Nearly 600 attendees came together to honor Jennifer, Heather and Robin Steans. First Lady of Chicago Amy Rule and Andrew Hauptman, Chairman of Andell Inc. and Chicago Fire Soccer Club served as dinner co-chairs. 

 City Year Chicago AmeriCorps Members welcoming guests to the Bain Capital Red Jacket Society Private Reception

City Year Chicago AmeriCorps Members welcoming guests to the Bain Capital Red Jacket Society Private Reception

 City Year Chicago Site Board Chair John Gilligan and AmeriCorps member Matt Mrozak

City Year Chicago Site Board Chair John Gilligan and AmeriCorps member Matt Mrozak

 City Year Chicago RJS Chairs Sonal and Ravin Gandhi

City Year Chicago RJS Chairs Sonal and Ravin Gandhi

 Bradley Charchut, Managing Director of Bain Capital Credit, addressing Red Jacket Society members and champions

Bradley Charchut, Managing Director of Bain Capital Credit, addressing Red Jacket Society members and champions

 Ripples of Hope Dinner Chairs First Lady of Chicago Amy Rule and City Year Trustee Andrew Hauptman with his family

Ripples of Hope Dinner Chairs First Lady of Chicago Amy Rule and City Year Trustee Andrew Hauptman with his family


City Year Cleveland Red Jacket Society Event

On February 7, Anne and Jim Schoff hosted City Year Cleveland's first Red Jacket Society cultivation event at the Cleveland Skating Club. RJS Co-Chair Anne Schoff and her husband Jim invited their friends to join them for an evening of conversation with AmeriCorps members to learn about City Year Cleveland and what it means to be a Red Jacket Society member. 

 City Year Cleveland RJS Co-Chair, Anne Schoff, welcomes guests and reflects on her experience with City Year Cleveland

City Year Cleveland RJS Co-Chair, Anne Schoff, welcomes guests and reflects on her experience with City Year Cleveland

 RJS member Jim Schoff invites his friends to support City Year Cleveland and join the Red Jacket Society

RJS member Jim Schoff invites his friends to support City Year Cleveland and join the Red Jacket Society

 Toi Comer, City Year Cleveland Vice President and Executive Director, addresses the group

Toi Comer, City Year Cleveland Vice President and Executive Director, addresses the group

 AmeriCorps member Maggie Schalk shares what inspires her to serve

AmeriCorps member Maggie Schalk shares what inspires her to serve


Chicago Red Jacket Society Event with Mayor Rahm Emanuel

On January 29, City Year Chicago’s Red Jacket Society Chair, Ravin Gandhi opened the doors of his home to host a platinum level event to both raise awareness of City Year Chicago’s demonstrative impact with potential donors and cultivate the relationship with our existing champions. The highlight of the night was guests hearing from Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on why he believes in the power of City Year’s Work with our students in addressing the early warning indicators for dropping out of school as City Year Chicago has been a key partner in increasing the freshman on-track rate at 26 schools. “Demographics should NOT determine destiny. I’m not telling you to replace what the public sector should be contributing, we are asking you to join us because we are all in.” Guests were moved by the powerful remarks of two partner principals who shared compelling data of how through the City Year partnership Sullivan High School went from 60% to 90% freshman on-track rate and how Piccolo Elementary School went from being a level 2 quality rating to the highest rating of 1+. The evening was a testament to the hard work City Year Chicago has done for nearly 25 years, and the strong reputation and trust developed during that time.

 Chicago RJS Chair and Site Board Member, Ravin Gandhi, with his wife Sonal

Chicago RJS Chair and Site Board Member, Ravin Gandhi, with his wife Sonal

 Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaking with City Year Chicago Executive Director Rebecca Nieves Huffman, City Year AmeriCorps member Kia Smith, Sierra Smith and Sam Mencoff

Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaking with City Year Chicago Executive Director Rebecca Nieves Huffman, City Year AmeriCorps member Kia Smith, Sierra Smith and Sam Mencoff

 City Year Chicago Founder, Michael Alter, and City Year Chicago Site Board Vice Chair, Jeff Cohodes

City Year Chicago Founder, Michael Alter, and City Year Chicago Site Board Vice Chair, Jeff Cohodes

 Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaking to event guests

Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaking to event guests

 City Year Chicago AmeriCorps members with Amy Rule, First Lady of Chicago

City Year Chicago AmeriCorps members with Amy Rule, First Lady of Chicago

 Ravin and City Year Chicago AmeriCorps Member and RJS Ambassador Argenis Hernandez

Ravin and City Year Chicago AmeriCorps Member and RJS Ambassador Argenis Hernandez


Jacksonville Red Jacket Society Dedication Event

In December 2017, City Year Jacksonville hosted its inaugural Red Jacket Society Jacket Dedication at the home of RJS Chair Michael Ward and Jennifer Glock. More than 30 Red Jacket Society members and board members attended the event along with special guest, City Year national trustee and CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), Wendy Spencer.

 City Year Jacksonville RJS Members Jim Wiss, Ellen A. Wiss and Michael Ward with Wendy Spencer

City Year Jacksonville RJS Members Jim Wiss, Ellen A. Wiss and Michael Ward with Wendy Spencer

 City Year Jacksonville RJS Chair Michael Ward and Jennifer Glock

City Year Jacksonville RJS Chair Michael Ward and Jennifer Glock

 City Year Jacksonville Red Jacket Society Members with City Year Staff and AmeriCorps members

City Year Jacksonville Red Jacket Society Members with City Year Staff and AmeriCorps members


3rd Annual Red Jacket Society Leadership Conference 

On November 14-15, RJS volunteer leaders from around the country traveled to Boston for City Year's Third Annual Red Jacket Society Leadership Conference. The conference was a unique opportunity for volunteer leaders to learn more about City Year's impact and growth, hear from leaders in the philanthropic and service communities, and share best practices with their counterparts from various City Year sites. The conference opened with a welcome reception hosted by Bain Capital followed by a full-day of conference sessions and discussion. Key external speakers included Massachusetts History Teacher of the Year, Kevin Dua '10, '11; Chief of Education for the City of Boston, Rahn Dorsey '90; President-in-Residence at Harvard Graduate School of Education, Mark Gearan; and Bridgespan Partner, Chris Addy. The conference closed with volunteers joining together for a powerful Red Jacket Dedication ceremony hosted by Sandy and Paul Edgerley. 

 City Year President, Jim Balfanz; Los Angeles RJS Chair, Jon Neuhaus; and City Year Vice President of Team Leadership, Stephen Spaloss at the Bain Capital Reception

City Year President, Jim Balfanz; Los Angeles RJS Chair, Jon Neuhaus; and City Year Vice President of Team Leadership, Stephen Spaloss at the Bain Capital Reception

 From left to right: City Year San Antonio Board Member, Nancy Hunt; Suzanne Cavender; City Year San Antonio Board Member, Rick Cavender; Vice President and Executive Director of City Year San Antonio, Kelly Hughes Burton; City Year CEO and Co-Founder, Michael Brown; and Claire Cavender at the Bain Capital Welcome Reception

From left to right: City Year San Antonio Board Member, Nancy Hunt; Suzanne Cavender; City Year San Antonio Board Member, Rick Cavender; Vice President and Executive Director of City Year San Antonio, Kelly Hughes Burton; City Year CEO and Co-Founder, Michael Brown; and Claire Cavender at the Bain Capital Welcome Reception

 City Year Columbia RJS Chair, Shelley Canright, and City Year Boston AmeriCorps members Gary Chow, Becca Ebbot, and Jenna Kim at the Bain Capital Welcome Reception

City Year Columbia RJS Chair, Shelley Canright, and City Year Boston AmeriCorps members Gary Chow, Becca Ebbot, and Jenna Kim at the Bain Capital Welcome Reception

 RJS Vice Chair, Ana Mari Ortega, sharing her Red Jacket Moment at the RJS conference

RJS Vice Chair, Ana Mari Ortega, sharing her Red Jacket Moment at the RJS conference

 City Year Sacramento RJS Co-Chair, Julie Teel, sharing her Red Jacket moment at the RJS Conference

City Year Sacramento RJS Co-Chair, Julie Teel, sharing her Red Jacket moment at the RJS Conference

 Kevin Dua, ’10, ’11, Massachusetts History Teacher of the Year and City Year Alumnus presenting at the RJS Conference

Kevin Dua, ’10, ’11, Massachusetts History Teacher of the Year and City Year Alumnus presenting at the RJS Conference

 City Year Providence RJS Co-Chair and Site Board Chair, Andy Viens and City Year Detroit RJS Chair and Board Member, Jennifer Granger facilitating a session at the RJS Conference

City Year Providence RJS Co-Chair and Site Board Chair, Andy Viens and City Year Detroit RJS Chair and Board Member, Jennifer Granger facilitating a session at the RJS Conference

 Rahn Dorsey, ’90, Chief of Education, City of Boston and City Year Alumnus presenting at the RJS Conference

Rahn Dorsey, ’90, Chief of Education, City of Boston and City Year Alumnus presenting at the RJS Conference

 City Year Milwaukee Development Director, Betsy Mitchell; City Year Milwaukee Senior Director of Development, Tamara Pacada; City Year Milwaukee Board Co-Chair, Chris Didier; and City Year Milwaukee Major Gifts Officer, Tyler Hart at the RJS Jacket Dedication Reception

City Year Milwaukee Development Director, Betsy Mitchell; City Year Milwaukee Senior Director of Development, Tamara Pacada; City Year Milwaukee Board Co-Chair, Chris Didier; and City Year Milwaukee Major Gifts Officer, Tyler Hart at the RJS Jacket Dedication Reception

 City Year Boston RJS Members Mark Polebaum, Diane Buhl, and Trish Mordas during the RJS Jacket Dedication Ceremony

City Year Boston RJS Members Mark Polebaum, Diane Buhl, and Trish Mordas during the RJS Jacket Dedication Ceremony

 National RJS Chair, Sandy Edgerley at the RJS Jacket Dedication Reception with City Year Boston AmeriCorps members serving on the team supported by the Edgerley Family (from left to right) Reilly Simoneau, Jenny McInerney, Sandy Edgerley, Kendra Ford, and Jess Kenny

National RJS Chair, Sandy Edgerley at the RJS Jacket Dedication Reception with City Year Boston AmeriCorps members serving on the team supported by the Edgerley Family (from left to right) Reilly Simoneau, Jenny McInerney, Sandy Edgerley, Kendra Ford, and Jess Kenny

 A “spirit break” to close the RJS Jacket Dedication

A “spirit break” to close the RJS Jacket Dedication


City Year PROVIDENCE RED JACKET NIGHT

On June 8, 2017, City Year Providence celebrated champions during their Red Jacket Night. AmeriCorps Members serving with the newest Providence Team - the Bain Capital Team at Central High School - shared stories from their year of service with Red Jacket Society Members, school partners and elected officials.

 AmeriCorps Members on the Bain Capital Team with Providence Site Board Chair and RJS Chair Andy Viens

AmeriCorps Members on the Bain Capital Team with Providence Site Board Chair and RJS Chair Andy Viens

 AmeriCorps members on the Bain Capital Team at Central High School with Julia Carlson, Principal of Central High School

AmeriCorps members on the Bain Capital Team at Central High School with Julia Carlson, Principal of Central High School

 Andy Viens receives a thank you gift, a drawing by AmeriCorps Member Theda Tann, as AmeriCorps member Wilmaris Soto looks on

Andy Viens receives a thank you gift, a drawing by AmeriCorps Member Theda Tann, as AmeriCorps member Wilmaris Soto looks on

 RJS Member Bari Harlam shows off her Red Jacket

RJS Member Bari Harlam shows off her Red Jacket

 Guests mingling at the event   

Guests mingling at the event

 

 Andy Viens and Seth Magaziner, the Attorney General of Rhode Island

Andy Viens and Seth Magaziner, the Attorney General of Rhode Island


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!

 RJS Tailgate Party

RJS Tailgate Party

 RJS Member Michael Quinlan (PWC) with City Year Boston AmeriCorps Members

RJS Member Michael Quinlan (PWC) with City Year Boston AmeriCorps Members

 RJS Member and former City Year Boston Board Chair Dianne Ledingham (Bain & Company) making the call for support

RJS Member and former City Year Boston Board Chair Dianne Ledingham (Bain & Company) making the call for support


City Year Chicago RJS Reception

On May 24, 2017, members of City Year Chicago's Red Jacket Society enjoyed a private reception hosted by Bain Capital as part of City Year Chicago's 18th Annual Ripples of Hope Awards Dinner.

 Steve Birchard (RJS member and Chicago Site Board Member), Marsha Birchard, Andrew Hauptman (City Year Trustee), Michael Walsh (LA Site Board Chair) and Bradley Charchut (Bain Capital Credit)

Steve Birchard (RJS member and Chicago Site Board Member), Marsha Birchard, Andrew Hauptman (City Year Trustee), Michael Walsh (LA Site Board Chair) and Bradley Charchut (Bain Capital Credit)

 Group Photo of City Year Chicago RJS Members

Group Photo of City Year Chicago RJS Members

 RJS Members at Reception

RJS Members at Reception


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 AmeriCorps member Sahand Yazdanyar speaks about his corps experience

City AmeriCorps member Sahand Yazdanyar speaks about his corps experience

 Event remarks from host Liddy Manson

Event remarks from host Liddy Manson

 Guests and AmeriCorps members mingle during the event

Guests and AmeriCorps members mingle during the event


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.

 Red Jacket Society Co-Chair and board member Chip Chaikin and his wife Karen with Daisha Perry and Collin Huth

Red Jacket Society Co-Chair and board member Chip Chaikin and his wife Karen with Daisha Perry and Collin Huth

 Jim Schoff receives and dedicates his red jacket

Jim Schoff receives and dedicates his red jacket

 RJS member and longtime supporter Anne Schoff is flanked by Collin Huth and Danielle Clark

RJS member and longtime supporter Anne Schoff is flanked by Collin Huth and Danielle Clark

 A spirit break completes the ceremony

A spirit break completes the ceremony

 Jim Schoff, Randy Markey, and Toi Comer

Jim Schoff, Randy Markey, and Toi Comer


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.

 RJS Ambassador, Aven Presberry, greets guests as they enter the Historic Pritzlaff Building   

RJS Ambassador, Aven Presberry, greets guests as they enter the Historic Pritzlaff Building

 

 Michael Brown jackets John Morgridge after his dedication

Michael Brown jackets John Morgridge after his dedication

 Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent, Dr. Darienne Driver, City Year Milwaukee Board Chair, Julia A. Uihlein, and City Year Milwaukee Board Member, Jean Maier

Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent, Dr. Darienne Driver, City Year Milwaukee Board Chair, Julia A. Uihlein, and City Year Milwaukee Board Member, Jean Maier

 Michael Brown leads a spirit break to close out the dedication ceremony

Michael Brown leads a spirit break to close out the dedication ceremony

 City Year CEO and Co-Founder, Michael Brown with City Year Milwaukee's 6th Annual Dinner Honorees, John and Tashia Morgridge  

City Year CEO and Co-Founder, Michael Brown with City Year Milwaukee's 6th Annual Dinner Honorees, John and Tashia Morgridge
 

 City Year leadership, Board members, and Red Jacket Society Ambassadors

City Year leadership, Board members, and Red Jacket Society Ambassadors


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.

 Matt Simoncini and City Year Detroit Exeuctive Director, Andrew Stein

Matt Simoncini and City Year Detroit Exeuctive Director, Andrew Stein

 Matt Simoncini poses with the Lear Team at Clark Elementary and Middle School

Matt Simoncini poses with the Lear Team at Clark Elementary and Middle School

 Andrew Stein with Board Chair and RJS member, Mark Zausmer

Andrew Stein with Board Chair and RJS member, Mark Zausmer


Kansas City CommunityAmerica Credit Union Press Conference

On May 9, 2017, Lisa Ginter, CEO of CommunityAmerica Credit Union, held a press conference at Arrowhead Stadium to announce their official banking partnership with the Kansas City Chiefs and to highlight their community work with City Year Kansas City. At the event, Ms. Ginter was surprised with her very own City Year Jacket in recognition of her becoming a new Red Jacket Society Volunteer Chair.

 Lisa Ginter presented with her jacket.

Lisa Ginter presented with her jacket.

 Left to right: Jeff Shafer, Development Director of City Year KC, Mark Donovan, President of Kansas City Chiefs & Board Chair for City Year KC, Jessica Bassett, Principal of Northeast Middle School, Dr. Mark Bedell, Superintendent of Kansas City Public Schools, Lisa Ginter, CEO of CommunityAmerica Credit Union & RJS Volunteer Chair for City Year KC, Audra Clark, Executive Director of City Year KC.

Left to right: Jeff Shafer, Development Director of City Year KC, Mark Donovan, President of Kansas City Chiefs & Board Chair for City Year KC, Jessica Bassett, Principal of Northeast Middle School, Dr. Mark Bedell, Superintendent of Kansas City Public Schools, Lisa Ginter, CEO of CommunityAmerica Credit Union & RJS Volunteer Chair for City Year KC, Audra Clark, Executive Director of City Year KC.


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.

 Kim Army sharing Red Jacket Society Remarks

Kim Army sharing Red Jacket Society Remarks

 Kim Army after receiving her Red Jacket

Kim Army after receiving her Red Jacket

 Kim Army and her husband Joe Army with AmeriCorps member Jordan Morell

Kim Army and her husband Joe Army with AmeriCorps member Jordan Morell


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.

 Tanya Crawford receiving her Red Jacket

Tanya Crawford receiving her Red Jacket

 Bill Calvert presents Tanya Crawford and Donald Brown with their Red Jackets

Bill Calvert presents Tanya Crawford and Donald Brown with their Red Jackets

 Tanya Crawford and Donald Brown in their Red Jackets

Tanya Crawford and Donald Brown in their Red Jackets


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. 

 Ann Parker, Maryanne Flynn and Karmin-Tia Greer at the Bain Capital Reception  

Ann Parker, Maryanne Flynn and Karmin-Tia Greer at the Bain Capital Reception
 

 Coach Tommy Amaker presenting at the RJS Conference

Coach Tommy Amaker presenting at the RJS Conference

 Governor Charlie Baker and his wife Lauren Baker with Sandy Edgerley, Michael Brown and City Year AmeriCorps members

Governor Charlie Baker and his wife Lauren Baker with Sandy Edgerley, Michael Brown and City Year AmeriCorps members

 Michael Brown, Jonathan Lavine, Sally Dournas and Meredith DeWitt at the Bain Capital Reception

Michael Brown, Jonathan Lavine, Sally Dournas and Meredith DeWitt at the Bain Capital Reception

 AmeriCorps Member panel at the RJS Conference

AmeriCorps Member panel at the RJS Conference

 Jacket Dedication Closing Circle

Jacket Dedication Closing Circle

 AmeriCorps member Haley Burgess, Tushara Canekeratne and Nina Barker at the Bain Capital Reception

AmeriCorps member Haley Burgess, Tushara Canekeratne and Nina Barker at the Bain Capital Reception

 RJS National Chair Sandy Edgerley at the Jacket Dedication Ceremony

RJS National Chair Sandy Edgerley at the Jacket Dedication Ceremony

 RJS Denver Co-Chair Gordon Trafton and Tracy Valentine with City Year Boston AmeriCorps members

RJS Denver Co-Chair Gordon Trafton and Tracy Valentine with City Year Boston AmeriCorps members


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. 

 Remarks by Shoshana Vernick, Chicago’s Red Jacket Society Co-Chair

Remarks by Shoshana Vernick, Chicago’s Red Jacket Society Co-Chair

 Jeffrey Weissglass and Jeannie Affelder receiving their Red Jackets

Jeffrey Weissglass and Jeannie Affelder receiving their Red Jackets

 RJS Members and AmeriCorps members in a Strong Circle during the ceremony

RJS Members and AmeriCorps members in a Strong Circle during the ceremony

 Red Jacket Society Members and AmeriCorps members following the Jacket Dedication Ceremony

Red Jacket Society Members and AmeriCorps members following the Jacket Dedication Ceremony

 Red Jacket Society Member Laura Alter Klapman receiving her Red Jacket

Red Jacket Society Member Laura Alter Klapman receiving her Red Jacket