The Power of National Service: Building a More Equitable Future
City Year President Jim Balfanz shares the ways in which his year of service changed the trajectory of his life and shaped his belief that national service is one of the best ways for our country to build a more just and equitable future.
National Service is a ‘Force for Good’ that Deserves Bipartisan Support
Longtime supporters of City Year and AmeriCorps gathered on Capitol Hill this spring in support of national service programs that are a “force for good” in our communities, saying that these programs should be expanded rather than repeatedly targeted by White House budget cuts.
Meet Our 2019 Comcast NBCUniversal Leadership Award Winners
For the past 30 years, City Year alumni have been making a difference in their communities long after the conclusion of their service with City Year. Since 2005, Comcast NBCUniversal has recognized 77 City Year alumni with our highest alumni recognition—the Comcast NBCUniversal Leadership Award. Read about our distinguished recipients here.
From Hawai’i to Tulsa to Teaching, a City Year AmeriCorps Member Reflects on Two Years of Service
In 2017, college senior Jessica Butay decided to accept the invitation to serve with City Year and move to Tulsa, Oklahoma—a place she’d never been. Two years later, she considers Tulsa her new home and loved her experience so much, she signed up for a second City Year. Read on to learn more about Jessica’s experience with City Year Tulsa.
How National Service Shaped Me
Matt Axelrod (Dispute Resolution Partner at Linklaters, former Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General and City Year Boston Alumnus ’88) offers his reflections on national voluntary service with City Year and how it has shaped him throughout his career. Read on to learn why Matt Axelrod considers City Year instrumental to his success in public service and in life.