2016-10-24

Want to serve your City Year where the weather is as bright and warm as your idealism? As you complete your City Year application, you'll be asked to select a city where you'd like to serve. With 28 options, it can hard to pick your top four choices. After a long, challenging day of service, an evening spent hanging out in the warm evening air might be just what you need to relax. For the warm weather fans out there, here are four cities to consider:

Dallas

Not only does Dallas have a long warm-weather season, Dallas is a food lover's heaven. This city has more restaurants per capita than New York City, so there are lots of options for treating yourself after a great day of service. (Sometimes its nice not to cook or to have dishes to clean. Plus, leftover takeout makes for a great and easy lunch!)  

They say everything is bigger in Texas, but the corps is small enough that you'll have the opportunity to get to know all of the other AmeriCorps members serving with you (about 40). 

Orlando

Soak in the sun at City Year Orlando. We're talking sunshine year-round, with an average "winter" temperature of 74 degrees. Many know Orlando for it's plethora of theme parks, but there's more to do around the city than just amusement parks. Outdoor enthusiasts can hike and camp at nearby Kelly Park, Rock Springs. And Indoor enthusiasts can visit a number of local museums (many of which offer free admission on certain days).  

If you're hoping to work with older students, Orlando is the city for you. A majority of the schools we support in Orlando are middle and high schools. 

San Antonio

When you have more than 300 days of sunshine every year, you'll want to spend time outside enjoying it. What better way to exercise and practice self-care than to commute to service via bike. The city is incredibly bike-friendly. There are even bike sharing programs available that make borrowing a bike easy and fun.  

This site is also perfect for anyone who also is interested in serving middle- or high-school aged students. 

San José

From technology innovations to natural wonders there's a diversity of things to explore—both in San Jose, and nearby! You can celebrate a great week of service by taking a quick trip to Yosemite National Park (only 4 hours away!) or San Francisco.   

While driving in or around the city offers the most flexibility, there is a reliable public transportation system as well. City Year San Jose AmeriCorps members also receive free VTA bus passes. 

Or Select "Serve Where I'm Most Needed"

If you apply to serve where you’re most needed, you are willing to be placed at any of City Year’s 28 sites across the country. Qualified applicants who pass the interview stage, will be placed at a site for further consideration throughout the application process. Placements are based on City Year’s site-specific needs and an applicant’s experience. 

 

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