Service with City Year prepared me for challenges, adventure and joy in the Peace Corps
Preparing to serve abroad with the Peace Corps is difficult, but two years at City Year Philadelphia provided one AmeriCorps alumna with a strong foundation she continues to build on today.
My Gap Year: The Corner of Passion and Discovery
"Life in the city was full of adventurous discoveries, as was my gap year between high school and college. I was grateful to have time and energy to contribute to a cause greater than self, but even more excited by all there was to learn. The corps was imperative to me as a recent high school graduate. Inversely, I would come to find that recent high school graduates were imperative to the corps."
City Year Alumni Earn Graduate Degrees with Minimal Debt
“My service year taught me that I have a passion for working alongside students. Hopefully, one day, I will open up a nonprofit that builds leadership and civically minded high school students to empower and pursue their own dreams. Attending graduate school can be expensive. However, learning that City Year offers a scholarship is a big help.” City Year Los Angeles alum Braulio Acuria and six other City Year alumni speak to how their year or years of service with City Year helped to pave their path to grad school, both professionally and financially.
How City Year Service Became Tradition for the Fleischman Family
Longstanding Philadelphia residents Bob and Debbie Fleischman have always believed in the importance of community investment. In raising their three young children, Matt, Sarah, Abe, the Fleischmans often reflected on how best to ensure their children understood the importance of creating positive change and giving back.
City Year, A Good First Step for Florida Educators
Many City Year alumni find a year of serving in schools to be a launching pad for a rewarding career in education. Find out how serving with City Year in Florida prepared Mandy Casals ’14, Le´ Amber Dunn ‘14 and Marco David ‘17 to take on the front of the classroom as teachers.