Published October 8, 2019 / All Stories
A focus on under-served schools
On a sunny afternoon in east San Jose, California, students at Aptitud Community Academy at Goss are not quite done learning.
The school day is officially over, but the classrooms at this K-8 public school are still bustling with students engaged in immersive art education and projects. They’re focused on the “A” of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts and math) education as part of a special afterschool program.
The younger students create art on their own, while the older students study paintings and discuss how they’re composed, from the way the light hits to what the subjects’ wardrobes represent. However, they all have one thing in common – they’re led by energetic young adults wearing signature yellow jackets that represent City Year.
As a national education nonprofit, City Year partners with systemically under-resourced schools like Aptitud Community Academy to provide students with additional support, so they’re more likely to graduate prepared for college and a career.