Category Archives: Bakersville

One of our five elementary schools

Improving Lives Everywhere – Appreciating Comcast and NBCUniversal

By William Ross, corps member serving at Bakersville Elementary School What makes City Year Special? What is our “Idealist Handbook” really all about? We are on the mission to improve the lives of children around this country and beyond. This … Continue reading

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An Idealist is [Not That] Hard To Find

It is a clear, crisp Sunday morning in Ngaba, Tibet-the same type of morning that makes a man brew a cup of coffee and reflect on the beauty of the Earth for hours. For one man, a young Tibetan named … Continue reading

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A Standout Moment

Working with kids day in and day out, one can start to wonder if you are really making any impact. The days tend to blend together and become a blur of joy, frustration, and triumphs.  Being able to look beyond … Continue reading

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And with the blink of an eye January is nearly over

I listen to the soft beats of a remixed Bob Marley song and consider the fact that in little over a week the month of January will be complete. This month has been filled with some truly eye opening experiences … Continue reading

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The Final Stretch!

To steal a line from one of my favorite Beatles’ songs “In the end the love you take is equal to the love you make”. These words really resonate with me because what you put in is what you will … Continue reading

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A Day of Thanks

On November 25th I will be celebrating Thanksgiving. This day of thanks is usually known for a humble observance of what one is grateful for, a rowdy football game in the evening and if you are fortunate a day filled … Continue reading

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Bakersville Bulldogs Work on Service Project

“You can’t hide this Bulldog Pride”. What started off as a seed idea in the beginning of our training academy has transformed into an inspirational day of service. On Wednesday,  November 10th, my teammates and myself worked on beautifying our black-top. The … Continue reading

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City Year what time is it?

It’s time for us to get back to the grind.. As I sit in my apartment on Sunday and reflect on how fast the weekend flew by, I wish that I had accomplished more, gotten more sleep, done more things … Continue reading

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City Year?! HOW YA FEELING ?! … Fired Up??!!

Two months into City Year, eight more to go. It’s wild to think that we’re here for such a finite period of time and yet our goals are so lofty . I am currently serving on a school based team … Continue reading

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