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Preparing for Life After a Year of Service

Evelyne Santiago | Posted 03.13.2014 | Impact
Evelyne Santiago

Members of their talent acquisitions team also gave us some great advice on how to get started with the job search. Here are five top tips:

Does Your Neighborhood Suck?

Marquis Cabrera | Posted 02.03.2014 | Impact
Marquis Cabrera

How are children supposed to "want it, work for it and fight for it" when they don't even know it exists?

Boston Feasts on Education

Marquis Cabrera | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Marquis Cabrera

The foundation of Boston's future success and economic viability is our schools.

Service: Unlocking Our Nation's Potential

Andrew Hauptman | Posted 11.10.2013 | Impact
Andrew Hauptman

More and more young people across the country are saying "yes" to service, and for those fortunate enough to serve, their work is paying off. However, there are not enough opportunities for most young people to turn their ideals into action.

The Farther We Journey, the Closer We Come to Our Authentic Selves: Reflections on the Millennial Train

Max Klau | Posted 10.20.2013 | Impact
Max Klau

Retro innovation. High-speed stillness. Time-bound eternity. Every moment on the train was alive with these sorts of paradoxes, and the experience was the exact opposite of jarring.

The Journey Begins: A Partnership Designed to Unleash the Spirit of 21st Century Innovation

Max Klau | Posted 10.08.2013 | Impact
Max Klau

August is always an exciting time of year at City Year. In the weeks ahead we'll be welcoming our new corps of 2,700 idealistic leaders to begin thei...

This Denim Jacket Is TERRIBLE ... And It Could Be Yours!

HuffPost Live | John Stephens | Posted 07.17.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

In 2012 a record number of Americans applied to serve their country, but 500,000 applicants to AmeriCorps were turned away because funding for the Ser...

Wake Up Church: National Service and the Crossroads of Faith and Justice

Wayne Meisel | Posted 09.01.2013 | Religion
Wayne Meisel

I cannot yet tell what is more alarming. The fact that the architects of this National Service strategy have such a limited view of the role that faith communities have played and still play or that it appears that religious leaders have little idea that this service work is going on.

On Serving Our Fellow Americans and the World

Richard Walden | Posted 08.24.2013 | Impact
Richard Walden

I have trouble believing that a large majority of America's young (with their parents' support) would not serve if offered the opportunity.

Give a Year? Give Us Advice

Ellen Meyers | Posted 08.16.2013 | College
Ellen Meyers

Last week, I had my high school graduation. Sitting in the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell, my classmates and I were anxious to get through all the spe...

Some Choice Nonprofits

Richard Abrons | Posted 08.12.2013 | New York
Richard Abrons

We New Yorkers are a generous bunch. Mostly we know where we want to help. Some of us, however, are unsure of where to aim their dollars. These organizations are worthy of your investigation.

Developing Leaders on a Moving Train

Max Klau | Posted 07.29.2013 | Impact
Max Klau

City Year has agreed to help the remarkable social entrepreneurs behind this exciting initiative turn a ten-day cross-country train trip into a transformational leadership development experience.

You Won't BELIEVE The Number Of Books This 13-Year-Old Has Read

The Huffington Post | Krystie Yandoli | Posted 03.29.2013 | Teen

Neveah Mosher -- a 13-year-old from the South Bronx -- read more in 2012 than some people do in their entire high school careers. According to HooplaH...

Poverty and Student Success

AnnMaura Connolly | Posted 04.28.2013 | Impact
AnnMaura Connolly

To move towards high impact, cost-effective student support strategies, we need to adopt evidence-based, targeted student supports and deploy nonprofit organizations to leverage community volunteers and national service to address this challenge.

Honoring Our Past by Serving for Our Future

Evan Neubauer | Posted 11.11.2012 | Impact
Evan Neubauer

Service is incredibly and uniquely important to the people of New York City and I am proud and honored to serve alongside them this September 11.

Unlocking Student Potential

John Deasy | Posted 10.28.2012 | Los Angeles
John Deasy

Every student has the potential to succeed. Inside each one of them is a doctor, lawyer, teacher, or rocket scientist. But what does it take to unlock that potential?

Why Social Entrepreneurship Is Becoming A Top Career Choice

David C. Hodgson | Posted 06.02.2012 | Impact
David C. Hodgson

Social entrepreneurs are holistic thinkers who want to dissolve the walls that have traditionally separated government, business and the nonprofit sector. They believe an integrated approach -- which is core to social entrepreneurial methodology -- has the best chance of success.

How to Change the World: A Breakthrough Idea From the Front Lines

Max Klau | Posted 05.27.2012 | Impact
Max Klau

In this era of urgent challenges and limited resources, we cannot afford well-intentioned but ineffective efforts to address pressing public problems like the high school drop-out crisis.

Too Many Volunteers And Not Enough Opportunities

Michael Brown | Posted 04.26.2012 | Impact
Michael Brown

A record-breaking number of young people are raising their hands to serve. Unfortunately, the overwhelming majority are being turned away.

Black History Month: Honoring The Collective Effort For Change

Max Klau | Posted 04.12.2012 | Impact
Max Klau

February is Black History Month -- a chance to remember, honor, and celebrate the myriad of gifts that African Americans have given to America and the...

Thanksgiving Tweets: Nonprofits, Celebs, Everyday People Share Why They're #Thankful

Posted 11.19.2012 | Impact

Whether you're eating with your with your family or giving thanks for saved lives -- Thanksgiving is the perfect time of year to be vocal about your g...

City Year -- An Education Solution at Work in Detroit

Jenna Moritz | Posted 01.17.2012 | Detroit
Jenna Moritz

Detroit is being called the epicenter of the urban public education crisis. At City Year Detroit, young adult leaders are helping turn around the very real dropout crisis.

Save Civilian Service -- It Boosts Local Economies & Strengthens Communities

Sally T. Prouty | Posted 11.01.2011 | Impact
Sally T. Prouty

Like military service, civilian service boosts pride among those who serve and can help make people feel a profound sense of connection to their country. It also provides countless benefits for communities and their residents.

Investing in National Service

AnnMaura Connolly | Posted 09.17.2011 | Business
AnnMaura Connolly

There are smart investments the federal government can make that will create jobs, guarantee a return on taxpayer investment and power organizations that find cost effective approaches to social challenges. National service is one of them.

"Giving a Year to Change the World, One Student at a Time"

Hahn Chang | Posted 08.08.2011 | Los Angeles
Hahn Chang

City Year is not about a magic potion to cure all of our students' problems in a night. Instead it is about showing up everyday to the schools, believing in our students and working tirelessly to help them succeed.