City Year Los Angeles hosts first Pop-Up #InstaGallery

Jesus Figueroa
Written by Jesus Figueroa

About 25 images, selected from more than 5,000 Instagram photos, filled the De Re Gallery in Los Angeles, Calif. on June 4.

The photos were taken by AmeriCorps members during their years of service in the inner-city Los Angeles Unified School District's toughest schools.
Students from middle and high schools saw photos from other students in their district on display. Schools including Jefferson High, Belmont High, Markham Middle and John Muir Middle schools had students in attendance.

For the past year, about 300 AmeriCorps members mentored and tutored students at 25 inner-city schools in L.A.

During their service they shared photos of what they were experiencing on Instagram.

The photographs attest to what it’s like growing up in L.A.’s underserved communities.

City Year is an education-focused organization founded in 1988 dedicated to helping students and schools succeed.

City Year partners with public schools in 26 urban, high-poverty communities across the U.S. and through international affiliates in the U.K. and Johannesburg, South Africa.

Diverse teams of City Year AmeriCorps members provide high-impact student, classroom and school-wide support, to help students stay in school and on track to graduate from high school, ready for college and career success.

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