Friday, March 23, 2018

Living on a Stipend: There’s an App For That

In today’s world, there’s an app for everything. You want to pay your bills? Want to order takeout? There’s an app for it. Want to save money on purchases you’d have to make anyway? You guessed it. There’s an app for that, too. Take a look at these six, great money-saving apps that are sure to put some extra cash in your pocket and a smile on your face.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Looking for an Adventure? Serve Where Most Needed

Working on her City Year application, Jessica Butay reached the question: Where would you like to apply to serve? A Hawai’i native living in Colorado for college, Jessica selected City Year Denver. But when she saw that she could select a few additional locations, Jessica checked the “Serve Where Most Needed” box. Open for a new adventure in a new city, like Jessica? Read to learn more.

Monday, March 19, 2018

The Benefits of a City Year AmeriCorps Member

The work of a City Year AmeriCorps member is rewarding but can be challenging. There are days when the hours feel too long, emotional exhaustion sets in, and the city feels foreign. At City Year, we try to acknowledge and support our AmeriCorps members in various ways to make sure the hard days get a little easier. Here’s a look at the benefits AmeriCorps members receive during their City Year journey and beyond.

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.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Utilizing a Heart for Service in the Tech Field

“If you told me 10 years ago that I would be a software engineer today, I would have told you that you were absurd.” City Year New Hampshire alumna, Allie Glotfelty, gives insight about how her service years prepared her for a career as a software engineer.