Monday, June 26, 2017

Be Done With Debt: Tips on Managing Student Loans

Living with debt can be tough. Whether you have recently graduated from college or grad school, been out of school for a bit or soon returning to continue your education, tips on managing loans and finances are always useful. City Year and Bank of America have collaborated to provide a webinar that aims to provide corps members and alums with effective tips on a range of important decisions to consider when paying down your student loans or taking on new loans to finance your education including the true cost of debt, auditing your existing loans, long-term repayment strategies, costs and trade-offs, consolidation, rehabilitating student loans that have gone into default, eligibility for debt forgiveness programs and more. Take a listen!

Friday, June 23, 2017

From Serving Students to Serving Patients: Lifelong Dedication to Service

"This experience has challenged me in ways that I never imagined. Having several responsibilities such as lesson planning, the behaviors of rambunctious teenagers, two coordinator roles, and a long-term capstone project really tested my resolve and time management skills. I knew coming into this job that it would be hard, yet rewarding. But, I was still astounded by the impact that it had on me and the students that I serve." Learn more about City Year Miami AmeriCorps alumni Dahlin Jackson's year in service and how this challenging year gave him the skills he needs to succeed in medical school next year.

Monday, June 19, 2017

How National Service Prepared Me for My Professional Journey

Many college graduates experience the unease of not knowing what comes next after graduation. At City Year, we understand that it’s not always easy to jump right from secondary or higher education into a full-time career, and we take the importance of professional development for our AmeriCorps members very seriously. Whether you serve one, or two years, we care that you are prepared for the next step, whatever it may be, when you leave. Read how City Year’s professional development and teamwork opportunities helped alumnus Joel Fralick feel prepared for the next professional step.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

How to Use Your Segal AmeriCorps Education Award

After spending a year inspiring students to achieve their academic and personal goals, the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award helps our alumni continue on their own professional learning paths. Whether you plan to earn an undergraduate or graduate degree, or if you're interested in taking classes to enhance a trade or skill, the education award can help you cover academic costs.

Monday, June 12, 2017

What Do City Year AmeriCorps Members Do? Run Afterschool Programs

City Year AmeriCorps members spend their days serving students as tutors, mentors and role models in 313 schools nationwide. Although they spend a significant amount of time in the classroom, City Year AmeriCorps members’ days extend beyond the last bell. A key component of the role involves supporting and leading afterschool programs. Current City Year San Jose teammates Kailey Rawston and Liza Flores share how they manage afterschool time and creatively keep about 100 students engaged and motivated after classes end every day.