Gillian Smith joined City Year in July of 2011 as Chief Marketing Officer, and is responsible for leading all of the organization’s marketing efforts. Prior to her work at City Year, Gillian was Chief Marketing Officer at Teach For America, where the recruitment marketing work contributed to more than a 150% increase in applications over the course of four years.
New Media Rules the Marketing Landscape. Gillian Smith Chief Marketing Officer: Gillian Smith and Jim Balfanz of City Year – Power at the Corps. Any fined-tune machine is only as good as its internal working parts.
When hundreds of small components come together to form one larger working machine, it’s a thing of beauty. Just imagine all the parts inside a Swiss watch. Tiny arms and pieces clicking and moving together to keep things working in unison. Gillian Smith and Jim Balfanz of City Year – Senior Leadership. The most successful companies doing business today have a lot of things in common; things that are pertinent to their success.
For City Year, an education-focused organization, one of the best things about them are their senior leaders. City Year was started almost 30 years ago and they have been able to sustain their core beliefs and success in large part due to their senior leadership. Every one of their senior leaders believes in what their organization does and they are happy to be a part of something that reaches so many.
City Year has been helping students and schools across the United States succeed with unparalleled success. City Year is an education-focused organization dedicated to helping students and schools. Gillian Smith and Jim Balfanz of City Year – Bolstering Your College Experience. The time you spend in high school is sometimes regarded as “the best time of your life” when you look back at it.
Most things though seem pretty good when looking back at them while wearing nostalgic-corrected glasses. A lot of students don’t have the foresight in high school to see what their future may hold soon after it; college, work, volunteering? The good thing about this time in your life is that you are able to do pretty much anything you want. Gillian Smith and Jim Balfanz of City Year – A World of Volunteers. Sometimes the best thing someone can do for another person is volunteer their time.
There are hundreds of programs setup in place for volunteers to give their time, share their knowledge, and show compassion and love for those who need it most. AmeriCorps is a civil society program supported by the U.S. federal government, corporations, foundations, and other donors engaging adults in public service work. Full-time and part-time positions are available in the fields of education, public safety, health care, and environmental protection. Gillian Smith and Jim Balfanz of City Year – Giving a Lot, Getting Even More. The location of a school shouldn’t be the basis for educational success.
Yet, a lot of people still have the misconception that schools in high-poverty communities are met with a lesser standard compared to those in more affluent areas. Of course the environment might play some part in how a person is raised and the education they get, but that’s not what makes up a person completely. Fortunately for these students and schools there is a group that has dedicated themselves to erasing this misconception.