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Adventure awaits when you serve in Tulsa
October 23, 2019

While working on her City Year application, Jessica Butay reached the question: ‘Where would you like to apply to serve?’…

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The benefits of a gap year
October 15, 2019

Taking a gap year, whether it’s between high school and college, during your undergraduate years or after college, is a…

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4 public policy program scholarships for City Year alumni
October 1, 2019

If you’re interested in positively shaping your community through policy, you’ll want to check out some of our University Partnerships….

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How a year in service can propel a masters in public administration
September 24, 2019

Through City Year’s University Partnership with the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania, Walker took advantage of…

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Four counseling and psychology program scholarships for City Year alumni

City Year has more 20 University Partnerships that offer alumni scholarships for graduate-level programs in the mental health field. Here’s…

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Relocating to serve isn’t easy; we want to help
September 10, 2019

Moving is something that’s not only logistically challenging but can also be a strain financially, particularly when you’re learning to…

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Bites on a budget during your service year
August 20, 2019

Discovering new places to have a great meal is a fun way to get to know the community where you’ll…

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Housing expert gives advice for City Year AmeriCorps members
August 13, 2019

In 2013, Ofo Ezeugwu was an undergraduate student atTemple University. He served as vice president of the student body and…

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4 ways to stretch your AmeriCorps stipend
August 9, 2019

When you’re living on an AmeriCorps stipend, every penny matters. To help you make the most of your bi-weekly stipend,…

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Four undergraduate programs that offer City Year alumni scholarships
August 8, 2019

Learn more about four City Year partner universities that offer scholarships to City Year alums after their national service gap…

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Four social work programs that offer scholarships for City Year alumni
July 2, 2019

If you’re considering getting a Masters of Social Work (M.S.W.) degree, you’ll be excited to learn that City Year has…

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Why Milwaukee is a great place to live
June 14, 2019

There are 75,081 students in Milwaukee who need and deserve our support in order to thrive. You could be part of a…

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