Top Ten Things You Should Know About City Year (before you apply!)
At City Year, our work is informed by our values and our passion to help students reach their full potential inside and outside the classroom. If you're thinking about applying to City Year, we’re excited that you might be a part of that 30-year tradition. But before you get going on your application, we want to help you feel prepared for the long haul. Here are some things we think you should know!
Tim Chen is Fired Up to Serve and Pursue His Passion for Education
Ever since a Social Justice Project at his high school, Tim knew he wanted to make a difference in young people’s lives. He was eager to get into the classroom after college, and now he can’t wait to immerse himself in a school and begin learning from his students and his surroundings. Learn about how Tim discovered his passion for education, and why he turned to City Year as a way for him to start on his goal of helping close the education gap.
Ayesha is Fired Up to Serve and Help Students
When Ayesha first moved to the United States at the age of seven, she had to learn a new language while adjusting to a completely new environment. Now, as the first woman in her family to graduate from college, Ayesha wants to help other students reach their goals. Learn about why Ayesha decided to serve with City Year, and how she plans to use her experience to further her career plans.
Why I’m Fired up to Serve a Gap Year with City Year Los Angeles
Dexter grew up hearing stories about his dad’s great experience with City Year San José, and decided to do a gap year after high school so he could start making a difference in his community before going to college. Find out how Dexter plans to use his City Year Los Angeles experience to learn more about the public education system and to prepare him for a career in politics fighting educational inequality.
Why I Chose to Make an Impact in Manchester, NH
Choosing where to embark on a year of service is not an easy task. Just ask current City Year New Hampshire AmeriCorps member Caitlyn Reilly. Find out why Caitlyn ultimately chose to serve close to her hometown and the resources she utilized to help her prepare for her City Year.