8 Things to Do While Living on A Stipend
It may sound daunting at first—budgeting to make a stipend work, but it will be an incredible experience. Honestly, you may be amazed with how many things you can do for free or for just a few dollars. Here are some of City Year Seattle AmeriCorps alum Bennett Shafer’s favorite ways to maximize fun while living on a budget.
A Holistic Approach to Student Success
Our Whole School Whole Child approach has provided academic and social-emotional support to thousands of students attending more than 300 high-need public schools in 28 U.S. cities. Learn more about what we learned in the process.
Mentor Moments: Connecting with Students Through Shared Experiences
To Abram Fernandez, becoming involved with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation as a scholar was about more than building his resume and gaining leadership opportunities. It opened the door for him to connect with his Mexican American culture and identity and share it with his students in Kansas City.
Alumni Profile: Kevin Dua, City Year Boston '10, '11
Kevin credits his time with City Year as the catalyst for his passion for nurturing the next generation of leaders and becoming a classroom teacher. During his two years of service as a City Year AmeriCorps member at Boston Renaissance Charter School, he mentored and tutored fourth, fifth and sixth grade students. Kevin says his years of service challenged him to think creatively about how to inspire a love of learning in his students, and that the lessons he learned during his time with City Year are something he’s carried with him throughout his teaching career.
Photo Essay: Inspiring Girls to Believe in Themselves
Tatiyana Murray, a City Year Manchester alumnus, believes in girl power—and now the girls she mentored at Gosslar Park do too. Read their story.