City Year’s remarkable AmeriCorps alumni, now a network 30,000 strong, increasingly are taking on leadership roles in communities where they live and work, making significant contributions as innovative leaders who can mobilize diverse groups to tackle complex challenges across a range of professional fields. These professions include education, business, law, health, corporate social responsibility, government and public policy, among others.  

In 2018, City Year conducted an alumni survey that was delivered to 16,000 alumni and received a 33 percent response rate, which is statistically significant. More than half of the survey respondents graduated from City Year between 2014 and 2017; therefore, the data is most reflective of recent City Year AmeriCorps alumni sentiments.

Snapshot of Alumni Survey Results

96 percent agree that City Year helped them to develop relationships and effectively work with people from different backgrounds than their own.

94 percent agree that their City Year experience had a significantly positive impact on their lives.

82 percent said their service with City Year increased the ways in which they are civically engaged. (Generally, 79 percent of AmeriCorps members plan or are actively engaged in community service as alumni).

47 percent of City Year alumni respondents currently work in the education sector, 16 percent of whom are teaching in classrooms.  

 

Click here to download the full summary for City Year's 2018 Alumni Survey Results