City Year paid a visit to Davidson last Friday, leading an information session as well as meeting one-on-one with students interested in joining the program after graduation. With a million students dropping out of school in the US every year, City Year stands apart as an education-focused nonprofit organization dedicated to keeping students in school.
City Year corps members work one-on-one with 8-12 students throughout the year who are 2-4 grade levels behind where they should be in school. By providing academic support, creating attendance initiatives, peer mentoring, and community engagement, corps members make a difference in the lives of students to get them back on track to education.
Corps members are ages 17-24 and work in teams of 8-12 in 260 schools across America. As an applicant, you can apply to a specific region or site, or you can leave your location up to the discretion of the City Year program. Some of the benefits of City Year include a biweekly living stipend, federal student loan forbearance, a $5550 education award upon completion of your City Year, health insurance, an official City Year uniform, and access to higher education scholarships.
There are three upcoming deadlines for applications: November 15, February 15, and April 30. Applicants will be notified within a month after the application deadline with a decision on their application.
If you are interested in learning more about City Year, contact Heather Siegfried, the regional recruitment manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow current corps members at #makebetterhappen.