Rhode Island General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo recently spoke at City Year’s Basic Training Academy to Corps members, including Coventry resident, Victoria Lomas.
City Year members serve urban communities by partnering with public schools to mentor students who are at risk of dropping out. The organization has 25 locations throughout the United States, as well as two international affiliates in London and South Africa. City Year's long-term goals are to ensure that 80% of the students in the schools it serves reach 10th grade on track and on time, and to serve the majority of at-risk students in City Year communities, who account for two-thirds of the nation’s urban dropouts.
Raimondo urged members to take advantage of City Year’s new partnership with the Capital Good Fund’s Financial Coaching Corps and sign up for one-on-one sessions with a coach who can help members take charge of their own finances.
“City Year’s Corps members are hardworking, dedicated and committed to excellence,” said Raimondo. “I am thrilled to see so many young people who are willing to take the initiative to move Rhode Island forward.”
City Year Rhode Island partners diverse, young leaders with Providence schools where they will complete a full-year of service to provide attendance coaching, mentoring, academic support and high-quality after school programs to students.
The Capital Good Fund’s Financial Coaching Corps is made up of experienced volunteers willing to provide personal finance coaching for those looking to become financially empowered.
Photo Caption (pictured from left to right):
Brandon Soum of Providence, Rachel Feliz of Providence, Justin Reyes of Lincoln, Brandon Day of Scituate, Adam Korte of Warren, JJ Stopyra of Warwick, Dillion Olander of Pawtucket, Jacob LaBelle of Charlestown, Shayna Elwell of Glocester, Molly Hannon of Westerly, Monsurat -Elizaeth Ajasa of Providence, General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo, Red Thomas of North Smithfield, Executive Director Jennie Johnson, Germain Amponsha of Pawtucket, Takara Roderick of Providence, Heather Cedroni of Providence, Victoria Lomas of Coventry and Stephen Larbi of Pawtucket.