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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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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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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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