8 Things to Do While Living on A Stipend
It may sound daunting at first—budgeting to make a stipend work, but it will be an incredible experience. Honestly, you may be amazed with how many things you can do for free or for just a few dollars. Here are some of City Year Seattle AmeriCorps alum Bennett Shafer’s favorite ways to maximize fun while living on a budget.
Alumni Profile: Kevin Dua, City Year Boston '10, '11
Kevin credits his time with City Year as the catalyst for his passion for nurturing the next generation of leaders and becoming a classroom teacher. During his two years of service as a City Year AmeriCorps member at Boston Renaissance Charter School, he mentored and tutored fourth, fifth and sixth grade students. Kevin says his years of service challenged him to think creatively about how to inspire a love of learning in his students, and that the lessons he learned during his time with City Year are something he’s carried with him throughout his teaching career.
5 Helpful Resources For Maximizing Your City Year Experience
We want all of our AmeriCorps members to feel prepared and confident for the year ahead. To help you start your year strong, here are five helpful resources on our blog.
James Madison University Feature on City Year New Orleans Alum Aaron Minnick: Combining Desire to Serve with Living in Your Ideal City
Aaron Minnick graduated from the honors college at James Madison University with a degree in Philosophy. Aaron shares his involvement with City Year, from his biggest accomplishments to how City Year prepared him for his future. Read on to learn more.
Leading by Example: A Conversation Between City Year AmeriCorps Members Reggie and Gerardo [Voices From the Field]
Reggie Stuart and Gerardo Arauz met as students at Georgia Jones Ayers Middle School, a City Year partner school located in the Allapattah community of Miami. Six years later, Reggie and Gerardo crossed paths again as City Year AmeriCorps members serving at the very school in which they first met. Read to learn more about how their experiences as students served by City Year have better prepared them to serve as AmeriCorps members.