My Gap Year: The Corner of Passion and Discovery
"Life in the city was full of adventurous discoveries, as was my gap year between high school and college. I was grateful to have time and energy to contribute to a cause greater than self, but even more excited by all there was to learn. The corps was imperative to me as a recent high school graduate. Inversely, I would come to find that recent high school graduates were imperative to the corps."
City Year Alumni Earn Graduate Degrees with Minimal Debt
“My service year taught me that I have a passion for working alongside students. Hopefully, one day, I will open up a nonprofit that builds leadership and civically minded high school students to empower and pursue their own dreams. Attending graduate school can be expensive. However, learning that City Year offers a scholarship is a big help.” City Year Los Angeles alum Braulio Acuria and six other City Year alumni speak to how their year or years of service with City Year helped to pave their path to grad school, both professionally and financially.
Three Steps to Forge Positive Relationships With Students
A coach who works with City Year AmeriCorps members shares her three tips for mentors who want to forge positive relationships with the students they serve.
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.
To Keep Students Connected to #SchoolEveryDay, Remind Them How Much They Matter
City Year AmeriCorps members are committed to helping students, day-after-day and month-after-month, stay in school and on track to graduation, prepared for success in college, career and life. To keep students coming to school every day and engaged with their learning, we are working with schools to ensure belonging and mutual trust are reinforced within the entire school community.