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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Microsoft and City Year Inspire Students Through Computer Science Learning

Cade was first introduced to computer science in sixth grade by Microsoft coders, engineers and executives who volunteer for an "Hour of Code" in City Year partner schools. Hour of Code is a global movement started by nonprofit that engages students in fun coding activities during Computer Science Week in December. These learning activities spark an interest in students like Cade to participate in City Year led computer science opportunities offered throughout the year.

Monday, December 12, 2016

5 MBA Scholarship Opportunities for City Year Alumni

Going back to school to earn an MBA is not a decision made lightly. Between the application fees and tuition expenses, graduate school is an expensive investment in your future. Thankfully, our University Partners are committed to helping City Year alumni build their business administration skills and expertise. Read about five of our University Partners that offer City Year alumni tuition scholarships to their business programs. 

Thursday, December 1, 2016

City Year Baton Rouge Expands to Broadmoor High School

Trey is one of eight City Year Baton Rouge AmeriCorps members serving 325 ninth-grade students at Broadmoor High School. This is City Year’s first year partnering with Broadmoor High School, though we’ve served at Broadmoor Middle School since 2011. Our expansion to Broadmoor High is supported by a contribution from AT&T. Now that City Year is in both schools, we are able to help students have an easier transition to high school, often a challenging experience.

Monday, November 7, 2016

How I earned a $13,500 Scholarship for Graduate School

Lola Esmieu did not imagine that serving as a City Year AmeriCorps member would ultimately lead her to discover her career aspirations. Read how Lola earned a scholarship to the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education through City Year's university partnership. Lola is currently the Associate Director for Programs at the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions and attributes both her higher education and career trajectory to her service with City Year.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Millennial Trains Project Teams Up With City Year

This year, City Year and NBCUniversal announced an exciting opportunity for City Year AmeriCorps members and alumni to apply for full scholarships to participate in the Millennial Trains Project (MTP). The MTP invites diverse groups of young innovators to participate on a transcontinental train journey to explore America’s new frontiers, grow as leaders, and launch projects that benefit and inspire their communities