Tuesday, March 13, 2018

How I Became a Business Leader in the Nonprofit Sector

When a friend recommended he join City Year, Mubarak Lawrence (City Year Philadelphia ’10) was immediately sold. Today, Mubarak is the Vice President and Director of Operations at Rising Sons and attributes his City Year AmeriCorps experience as essential to his development as a young professional. Mubarak had a chance to revisit his City Year experience last summer as a recipient of the Comcast NBCUniversal Alumni Leadership Award. Read on to learn more about Mubarak’s journey of creating positive social change through transformative nonprofit work and how City Year helped him get there.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Straight From the Legend Himself: City Year Milwaukee Meets Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Living legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar shares City Year’s belief in the power of young people. Our talented and hardworking AmeriCorps members from City Year Milwaukee recently had the opportunity to hear from Abdul-Jabbar firsthand about what he’s learned of the importance of community and mentorship.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Alum uses Law Degree to Support Immigrants

Change is not made all at once. It builds gradually over time – one person, one student, one client at a time. City Year Philadelphia ’01, ’02 alumna Monica Glicken understands this well. Read on to learn about her journey from City Year to law school and helping immigrants keep their families united, including volunteering at LAX and protesting against the Muslim travel ban.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Making the Leap to Consulting After City Year

A gap year with City Year can open your eyes to new career opportunities. Read how Rachel Hess, City Year Washington D.C. '17, leveraged her time at City Year to make the leap from social work to consulting as a Business Analyst at Deloitte Consulting LLP.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Alumnus: “City Year was my trampoline – it took me to new heights.”

City Year alumnus Terrell Garrett (Washington, D.C. ’11) explains how City Year brought him to new heights through professional development support and his eye-opening experiences during his year of service. Read about Terrell’s path to becoming the Director of Teacher Support at OneGoal, an organization that supports students through the college application process and beyond.