How to Learn Invaluable Career Skills while Serving with City Year
Working with a team looking to tackle a major problem taught alumna Vicky Venegas (Chicago ’09) a lot about herself both personally and professionally. She used these insights to propel her career at some of the biggest companies in the country. She also gained an appreciation for the important role that corporate sponsors play and the positive influence they can have on organizations like City Year. Read on to learn how Vicky’s year of service impacted her career for the last decade, including her role at Amazon.
5 Ways City Year Helped Me Grow Professionally
“City Year has helped me grow professionally in seeing both the value of who I am as my authentic self and in continuing to seek opportunities to grow.” Read more to learn how City Year Seattle AmeriCorps member Stephanie has grown professionally.
How Service Made My Career a Virtual Reality
City Year Chicago alumnus Davis Shafer is now the Manager and Founder of his own digital content company called Vresence Media. Earlier this year, Davis created an interactive virtual walk through of City Year Kansas City’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day of service site at Northeast High School, causing his past and present to come together in a meaningful and impactful way for the students we serve. Read how City Year helped prepare Davis for his career in digital content.
6 Universities Where You Can Stretch Your Segal Education Award
One of our favorite benefits of serving with City Year, is the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award. Upon completion of our program, AmeriCorps members receive nearly $6,000 to help pay for college, graduate degree or technical school. Our University Partners like to help you maximize your award. Here are six universities where you can use your education award and apply for additional, exclusive scholarships!
The Entrepreneurial Spirit of City Year AmeriCorps Members
Sarah Lukins has learned that her service truly requires “out of the box thinking.” As a City Year AmeriCorps member serving in a seventh grade English Language Arts classroom at Aki Kurose Middle School in South Seattle, Sarah constantly balances supporting her students academically and socially while using creativity to address challenges every day. Read how Sarah’s experiences have taught her to think entrepreneurially and learn how this thinking is essential to apply to any career.