“During City Year I was afforded countless chances to get up in front of hundreds and practice my presentation skills. I feel this is an area in which I am able to set myself apart from my peers and I owe that to City Year.
- Peter Schoffelen, City Year New York ‘12, Consultant at Kestrel Consulting
“In City Year you’re doing a lot of coaching, a lot of working with young adults, but also working with your peers. I got to do project management, training, and a lot of leadership development, and I realized I loved doing it...When I left City Year, I went back to school and got my masters in organizational development and leadership, and when I did that, it really helped me unlock more of what I was good at and more of what I was passionate about...I don’t know if I would be utilizing all my talents and all my giftings if I didn’t go through City Year.”
- David Rhoden, City Year Philadelphia ‘09, Project Manager, Human Resources, Aramark
“Through my two years with City Year I learned how to organize, communicate and work. The kind of hard work that stays with you years after your service is done. To understand what it means to get up early, work long hours, and fall asleep thinking about those you’re serving. These skills enable me to be successful in my dream job where I build partnerships to bridge the gap between the corporate sector and the communities that need resources the most.”
- Katie Morgan, City Year Philadelphia ‘07 and City Year Team Care Force ‘08, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, North America, SAP
"Every day, corps members are working in teams, handling adversity and demonstrating leadership skills. These are the same skills that are sought in the corporate world, in government, in nonprofit, and in academia. These are invaluable assets that corps members can bring to any job.”
- Michelle Stuntz, City Year Columbus ‘02 and ‘03, Senior Manager at Deloitte Consulting