Capitol Hill Restoration Society

AmeriCorps’ City Year Program – Village Voices

Posted on December 16th, 2019

Monday, January 13, 7-8 pm, at the Northeast Neighborhood Library, 330 Seventh St. NE, four City Year volunteers will share their motivations, experiences, and observations on the state of education in the District of Columbia.  City Year is part of AmeriCorps, and is supported by the Corporation for National and Community Service, local school districts, and private philanthropy.

Andrea Mitchell,  Torri Derby, Patricia Mitchell, and Dakiylah Tinsley will describe their experiences this year at John Hayden Johnson Middle School in Ward 8.  The school enrolls roughly 275 students, 97% African American.  Some 82% of the students do not meet English language proficiency expectations, and 95% do not meet expectations in math.  The volunteers work with individual students and classrooms in order to serve as role models to encourage and inspire and to monitor progress. Hear their observations and insights concerning the challenges and opportunities of the school year.

Free and open to the public. Village Voices lectures are sponsored by Capitol Hill Village.

Meet and learn from your illustrious Capitol Hill neighbors in informal, free, public discussions about social, economic, and political topics in this latest installment in the Village Voices series. For further information, call Capitol Hill Village, 202-543-1778 or email