Tuesday, February 12, 2019

How to Shine as a City Year Applicant

How can you convey the depth and uniqueness of your whole self in one online application? I’ve got a few tips for you and the first is the most important!

Monday, February 4, 2019

Five Things We Love About Living in Buffalo

In the fall of 2018, we launched our 29th US site! City Year Buffalo is now recruiting AmeriCorps members to serve in the 2019-2020 school year, and if you’ve never considered moving to The City of Light, read on to learn why you should think about joining the City Year Buffalo team.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Asking These Seven Questions Can Help Build a Strong Mentoring Relationship

Becoming a mentor can be fulfilling and life-changing, but the experience can also bring up a lot of questions about the best way to build a strong, 1-on-1 relationship with a student. Here are a few things to ask yourself as you and your mentee get to know each other.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

A City Year is More Than Just a Gap Year

"One of the biggest things I learned from my experience is that doing a gap year with City Year isn't what some people think of when they imagine what a gap year is like. It’s different than traveling or doing part-time work. City Year is full-time and you will work harder than you ever have before.” Alumna Claire Dempsey (City Year New York '13) shares her journey from high school to City Year to college. Claire Dempsey (City Year New York '13) shares her journey from high school to City Year to college.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

The Magic of Mentorship with City Year

City Year Baton Rouge Senior AmeriCorps member Marquis Robinson used his own life experience to be an impactful male mentor for his students. He learned through his own experiences the difference having a mentor makes. Read on to learn how he strives to be that person for his students.