City Year is an education organization fueled by national service that partners with urban public schools in high-poverty communities to help keep students in school and on track to graduate.

In this special three-part series, we sit down with members of City Year Seattle/King County to learn more about the incredible impact being made in schools every day as well as how you can make a difference in your community through volunteerism.

Kyle Angelo talks City Year and volunteering

Kyle Angelo proudly serves as Vice President and Executive Director of City Year Seattle/King County. Kyle has been with CYSKC since 2014 after 15 years in the private sector with cross-functional experience in Finance, IT, HR, Operations, and Leadership Coaching. Before joining City Year, Kyle spent 12 years at Microsoft leading a broad set of global initiatives; most recently as the Director of Global Staffing Programs in HR. The son of a retired fire chief, Kyle grew up surrounded by public service and has had a long-standing goal to make a meaningful impact by empowering young people. Kyle holds a B.A. in Finance from Western Washington University and is a Certified Executive Coach through the Hudson Institute of Coaching.

 
 

On The Board with George Meng

#MakeBetterHappen with Abby Grewe

Over his career, George has held a variety of roles in marketing, human resources, operations and engineering.  A 15 year veteran of Microsoft, George served as a Director of Human Resources and was responsible for the company’s global employment brand, careers website and for College and MBA recruiting.  He held numerous marketing roles at Microsoft such as helping to create and launch the MSN business.  He also managed consumer marketing for the multi-billion dollar Microsoft Office business.

George holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and a MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.  Since 2005 he has served on the Board of City Year Seattle.  In addition he is on the founding board of SOAR Academy, a new Charter school in Tacoma.  George also serves as a mentor for elementary students in the Lake Washington School District.

Abby is excited to be returning to Highland Park for her second year with City Year as a Team Leader! She is originally from Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and she graduated in May 2015 from Lewis & Clark College with a double major in Biology and Hispanic Studies. She spent her summers working at a YMCA camp in Wisconsin leading backpacking and canoeing trips, and worked as a peer tutor and mentor during college.

Abby's experiences with tutoring/mentoring and working with youth led her to City Year last year. She is so excited to continue building relationships with Highland Park students and staff this year! In her spare time, she loves hiking and camping around Seattle, reading, and has recently discovered her love for podcasts! 


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