City Year Alumni Earn Graduate Degrees with Minimal Debt
“My service year taught me that I have a passion for working alongside students. Hopefully, one day, I will open up a nonprofit that builds leadership and civically minded high school students to empower and pursue their own dreams. Attending graduate school can be expensive. However, learning that City Year offers a scholarship is a big help.” City Year Los Angeles alum Braulio Acuria and six other City Year alumni speak to how their year or years of service with City Year helped to pave their path to grad school, both professionally and financially.
How City Year Service Became Tradition for the Fleischman Family
Longstanding Philadelphia residents Bob and Debbie Fleischman have always believed in the importance of community investment. In raising their three young children, Matt, Sarah, Abe, the Fleischmans often reflected on how best to ensure their children understood the importance of creating positive change and giving back.
City Year, A Good First Step for Florida Educators
Many City Year alumni find a year of serving in schools to be a launching pad for a rewarding career in education. Find out how serving with City Year in Florida prepared Mandy Casals ’14, Le´ Amber Dunn ‘14 and Marco David ‘17 to take on the front of the classroom as teachers.
How to Learn Invaluable Career Skills while Serving with City Year
Working with a team looking to tackle a major problem taught alumna Vicky Venegas (Chicago ’09) a lot about herself both personally and professionally. She used these insights to propel her career at some of the biggest companies in the country. She also gained an appreciation for the important role that corporate sponsors play and the positive influence they can have on organizations like City Year. Read on to learn how Vicky’s year of service impacted her career for the last decade, including her role at Amazon.
5 Ways City Year Helped Me Grow Professionally
“City Year has helped me grow professionally in seeing both the value of who I am as my authentic self and in continuing to seek opportunities to grow.” Read more to learn how City Year Seattle AmeriCorps member Stephanie has grown professionally.