As a City Year AmeriCorps member, you gain first-hand experience working at a nationally recognized and respected nonprofit. During your service year you’ll learn to develop plans to meet the community's needs and measure the impact of program implementation. It's no wonder that 13% of our 2017 alumni express interest in working in the nonprofit sector after completing City Year.
"I don't think I would have been prepared to launch my own nonprofit if not for the training I had from City Year. It was like business school for nonprofits," City Year Miami alumnus Binsen Gonzalez, who founded City Thoughts, said.
City Year empowers you to lead your peers, build relationships with students and the communities you serve and partner with other community-based organizations. To take your nonprofit management skills to the next level, here are a few of our university partners who share City Year's commitment and passion for pursuing social justice and offer exclusive scholarships for City Year AmeriCorps members, alumni and staff.
Brandeis University | Heller School for Social Policy and Management
The Heller School was founded with the purpose to advance careers committed to social change and its student body – of which one in five have a background in national service – fuels this commitment. Heller offers guaranteed partial tuition scholarships of at least 50% to City Year AmeriCorps members, alumni and staff who are admitted to the MBA in Nonprofit Management degree program. Their guaranteed partial scholarships also apply to other Heller graduate programs including joint degree programs (see a full list of eligible programs here).
Case Western Reserve University | Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
The Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences—in addition to being the ninth ranked school of social work in the United States—is at the forefront of educating future leaders in nonprofit management. The Mandel School allocates a total of 10 annual scholarships to recipients from the City Year community who are admitted to the Master of Nonprofit Organizations (MNO) program or Master of Science in Social Administration (MSSA) program. Scholarships are equal to $15,000 for the one-year, MNO program and $30,000 for the two-year, MSSA program ($15,000 per year).
Claremont Graduate University | Drucker School of Management
Claremont Graduate University is the only comprehensive university in the country dedicated entirely to graduate-level education. Alumni enrolled in a number of their degree programs are eligible for annual scholarships, including those admitted to the Masters of Arts in Art Management. All admitted and eligible City Year AmeriCorps members and alumni are awarded a $12,000 fellowship, which is renewable every year until the degree is complete.
New York University (NYU) | Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
New York City, NY
NYU Wagner is committed to preparing public service leaders to translate ideas into effective, meaningful and lasting positive actions. Every year, NYU awards two City Year alumni with 50% tuition discounts, which can be applied to coursework related to their public service degree program. The scholarship is renewable in the subsequent years of the program for both full-time and part-time students.
University of Pennsylvania | School of Social Policy & Practice
The pursuit of social justice is at the heart of the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy (Penn SP2). Knowledge-building activities along with innovative educational and research programs reinforce their vision of active student engagement in their own learning. They're proud to award one City Year alum enrolling in their MS in Nonprofit Leadership program each year with an $18,750 scholarship. Penn SP2 offers additional scholarships if you're interested in studying or applying to their social work or social policy programs (more details can be found here).
Interested in going back to school to study something other than nonprofit management? Don't worry—we have hundreds of partnerships across the country. From business management to social work, our university partners are committed to supporting City Year alumni's continued education.