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What’s it like to live on a stipend?

Make the most of your stipend

Budgeting and staying organized are important. Learn how to make the most of your living stipend from the perspectives of City Year AmeriCorps members.

Resources for money management:

Here are six great apps that are sure to put some extra cash in your pocket and a smile on...

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When you’re living on an AmeriCorps stipend, every penny counts. To help you make the most of your bi-weekly stipend,...

Read more about 4 ways to stretch your AmeriCorps stipend

City Year Philadelphia alum Anthony Copeman, a certified financial educator who focuses on helping millennials manage their financial health, grew...

Read more about Financial success on a stipend

Housing and meal planning on a budget:

Because you'll be living on a stipend, it might be a good idea to hold off on that ottoman from...

Read more about Furnishing your apartment on a budget

Many of our AmeriCorps members relocate to cities across the country to begin service, which takes time, energy and careful...

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Discovering new places to have a great meal is a fun way to get to know the community where you'll...

Read more about Bites on a budget during your service year

Still, a healthy meal is important for your wellbeing and productivity.  From breakfast to dinner here are some quick, delicious...

Read more about Living on a stipend: quick, healthy and affordable meals

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