by Amanda Panciera '09,'10, Senior National Manager of Career and Alumni Services

The City Year experience is vital for success in a variety of careers and learning environments.  Corps members work on diverse teams, learn responsive problem solving, have a commitment to social justice, and gain first-hand experience in urban education.  These skills are invaluable to universities and companies who are actively looking for strong candidates.

So much so that over 90 colleges and universities are committed to accepting City Year alumni into their programs because of the experience they’ve gained through their service.  Not only do they believe that City Year builds successful graduate programs, they believe that corps member services should be rewarded.  To this, every one of our university partners offers a minimum of 25% tuition scholarships to City Year alumni. It’s an incredibly rewarding benefit to our network, considering over 80% of our corps members shares that they intend to further their education at some point in their career.  These university scholarships, called “give a year scholarships,” are available in dozens of focus areas: social work, education, business, counseling, psychology, leadership, nonprofit management… the list goes on.  To learn more about these scholarships, visit the alumni website.

Spotlight: Kaplan Test Prep

Of course, we want our network of corps members and alumni to be prepared for the university application process, which is why we partner with Kaplan to provide test prep benefits.  Kaplan gives City Year corps members and alumni a 15% discount (their highest available) on live courses and free access to prep tests and workshops.  If you want to learn more about this ongoing partnership, visit our site.  

Because of Kaplan’s commitment to the City Year network and City Year’s belief that our Alumni are the most talented young people in our country, we’re working together to offer one FREE KAPLAN TEST PREP COURSE*.  To qualify, sign up to learn more about City Year and our work in schools.  We pride ourselves on raising the educational achievement of young students, whether they are 8, 16, or 24.  So join the cause of furthering education and do a City Year; if you have any questions, reach out to a recruiter a near you!

 *The Winner will receive One (1) prize that includes a course scholarship of choice for Kaplan Test Prep’s Graduate Programs (GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, DAT, OAT, and PCAT courses); Total prize package value up to $2,000. Only one (1) prize will be awarded. Summer Intensive Programs, One-on-one Tutoring Packages, and Advantage Plus Course options are excluded.  No alternative prize, cash or other substitution is permitted except in the sole discretion of the Sponsors in the event of prize unavailability. No transfer of prize to a third party is permitted. No purchase necessary.



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