Still have questions about City Year, housing, the AmeriCorps stipend, or other logistical questions? We’re here to answer. Join us on Wednesday June 3 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. EDT for an #askCY Twitter Chat. Get genuine, honest answers from City Year alumni and City Year staff members.
Meet our panelists:
Frederick Montgomery, @fremonts
Served: City Year Miami ’15
School: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Hometown: Miami, FL
My senior year of college, I made a big decision to join City Year Miami and I am glad I did! The organization met my checklist of professional development and emphasis of social justice for all. The opportunity to give back was one I couldn't pass up. And I wouldn't be where I am without people like City Year AmeriCorps members in my life when I was younger.
If you're thinking about applying to City Year, know that the year is what you make it. There are many opportunities to make a difference in the community you serve in and plenty of room to inject your creativity and perspective into all aspects of service through projects and events. Be sure you do not waste time. The 10 months will go by fast!
Name: Lyndsay Whitehurst, @LyndsayRecruits
Served: AmeriCorps NCCC and City Year Boston '12
Position: Admissions Coordinator, Northeast Region
School: Regis University '10
Hometown: Aurora, Colorado
My college experience revolved around a model of servant leadership. I felt drawn to be a part of a community and service was my way of connecting. After I graduated, I joined AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) where I served as a wildland firefighter in a small mountain town in Arizona. I chose to stay with the Fire Department after NCCC and earned my EMT certification. I grew so much from that experience and wanted to continue to explore national service opportunities. I learned about City Year and knew that it would be a great fit: teambased, mission oriented national service! I served with City Year Boston in 2012 and have been a part of the Recruitment and Admissions team ever since. I believe strongly in the power of active civic engagement and national service. I'm thrilled to share my experience and the opportunity to serve with City Year!
Rod Swain, @RodS_CYRecruits
Served: AmeriCorps NCCC
Position: Recruitment Manager, MidWest Region
School: The Ohio State University
Hometown: Huron, Ohio
After graduation, I wanted to do a gap year of service somewhere and I ended up with the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) in Maryland. I served there for two years and got to work on all sorts of projects from disaster relief to sustainable agriculture and serve in many places from New Orleans to Vermont. After my terms were completed, I returned to Ohio and was lucky enough to land a job with City Year in Columbus, where I've worked for the past three years.