Monday, February 13, 2017

What Do AmeriCorps Members Do? Build Relationships to Help Students Succeed

Building positive relationships with students, teammates, teachers and families is a key function of the City Year AmeriCorps member role across our 28 sites. Through their daily service in schools, City Year AmeriCorps members collaborate and communicate with each of these groups in different capacities. Currently serving City Year Sacramento corps member Tyson Brown shares how relationship building has played a pivotal role in his service experience this year.

Friday, February 3, 2017

National Service Can Prepare You For Any Career

There are many ways you can prepare for your career: studying at a university or vocational school, taking an internship, finding a mentor in the industry. You've probably heard all these options before—but here's one you may not have heard: join AmeriCorps.

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, January 30, 2017

5 City Year Locations to Consider If You Want A Small-Corps Experience

There's something really powerful about the connectedness of a small corps class. When there's less than 60 other AmeriCorps members serving alongside you, you have the opportunity to truly get to know everyone serving alongside you (by name, no less). It's also more likely that you'll have the opportunity to work with many of them closely throughout the year. If you're looking for a location with this more intimate whole-corps experience, here are five locations you should consider applying to.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Use Your Gap Year to Strengthen Your Law School Application

Interested in law school? Our university partner at the University of Florida's (UF) Levin College of Law believes that it does not hurt to take a gap year, as it allows applicants the opportunity to gain valuable skills that will take them far—both in the program and in their legal career.  Read more to learn why.