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


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