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Read a collection of stories and learn from the perspectives and experiences of our City Year Americorps members, students, partners and alumni.

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Tips to ace job interviews from AmeriCorps mentors
January 26, 2021

The interview is a space for you to tell your prospective employer more about your background, experiences, and to express…

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How City Year advisers can help with your applications
January 6, 2021

Service Year Advisors help prospective and confirmed corps members move from application to registration and are a valuable resource to…

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5 things you should know before applying
December 16, 2020

Thinking about applying to serve with City Year AmeriCorps? Here are five key things you should consider first!

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How to use your Segal AmeriCorps Education award
October 15, 2020

Learn more about the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award, given to all City Year AmeriCorps alumni to help further their education.

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City Year offers a fantastic gap year experience
May 20, 2020

If you are a recent high school graduate or a current college student unsure what to do this fall, City…

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Strengthening your job application
May 7, 2020

Read our Talent Acquisition team’s top six tips on crafting a great cover letter, resume, and application for positions across…

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Four law schools offering scholarships to City Year alumni
February 11, 2020

City Year Alumni go on to have diverse careers. See how you can advance yours through a law degree.

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4 tips to help your mid-year move
January 2, 2020

Congratulations on starting your City Year journey! As a mid-year AmeriCorps member who begins service in the middle of the…

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Tasty, healthy and inexpensive recipes specially for AmeriCorps
December 3, 2019

Cooking healthy, delicious and affordable meals on a budget is easy. Read on for five great recipes made with AmeriCorps…

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Financial success on a stipend
October 31, 2019

City Year Philadelphia alum Anthony Copeman, a certified financial educator who focuses on helping millennials manage their financial health, grew…

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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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