City Year Featured in New “Becoming Big Bet-Ready” Toolkit



Bridgespan has released a new toolkit based on their “Big Bets” work to help nonprofit organizations think about how to position themselves for a major investment to advance social change. The resource features City Year and its partnership with the Einhorn Family Charitable Trust and the Lavine family as one of the “big bet concept” examples, and also includes tools with key questions organizations need to answer in order to secure a "big bet" investment.

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Building a Partnership Strategy for Greater Impact

Community Wealth Partners

A guide published by Community Wealth Partners, Creating a Partnership Strategy: A Field Guide, offers insights on how organizations should approach building and managing effective partnerships. In addition to providing actionable tools, the guide features a case study of City Year and BellXcel’s pilot partnership to help mitigate summer learning loss and ensure continued learning and engagement year-round.




Help City Year Present at SXSW EDU!


Vote for City Year for SXSW

Help City Year share its strategies for student success, educational equity and youth development at one of the biggest education conferences of the year, SXSW EDU.

City Year has submitted five sessions for consideration. SXSW EDU is crowdsourcing votes from the public to help make its programming decisions, and voting is open now until the end of this week, Aug. 23!

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Encourage a Young Person to Apply to Serve with City Year

How to Apply

Know a young person with the interest, passion and skills to help students reach their full potential? There’s still time for them to apply to serve with City Year—encourage them to learn more about this life-changing leadership opportunity!  We are accepting applications on a rolling basis for the 2019–2020 school year.



City Year in the News

City Year Blog

Afterschool and Extracurricular Programs Help Make Schools Safe Spaces for All Students

As Rebecca Charles wrapped up her year of service as a City Year Philadelphia AmeriCorps member last month, the 23-year-old found herself reflecting on all the reasons why a student may want to come to school every day—or may decide to stay away, instead... Read More

Daily Memphian

City Year Program Gears up for Third Year Helping Students Succeed in Memphis Classrooms

While teachers, students, faculty members and parents across Memphis are gearing up for the school year, City Year, a nonprofit powered in partnership with AmeriCorps, is also getting into gear... Read More

Corporation for National and Community Service

National Service CEO Welcomes New Class of City Year AmeriCorps Members in Orlando

As 80 young Floridians entered week two of training to become AmeriCorps members, they were greeted by AmeriCorps leadership from the national and state levels. These AmeriCorps members will begin their service with City Year Orlando next month as part of the 25th anniversary class of AmeriCorps... Read More


The Power of National Service: Building a More Equitable Future

As City Year celebrates its 30 years of service and AmeriCorps turns 25, the idea of national service as a catalyst for bringing people together to solve our biggest challenges and cultivate the next generation of leaders has captured the attention of 2020 presidential candidates and congressional leaders. ... Read More

Markets Insider

Comcast NBCUniversal Leadership Awards Honor City Year Alumni for 15th Year

Five City Year Alumni received Comcast NBCUniversal Leadership Awards at the 15th annual ceremony to recognize their ongoing work to make a difference in our communities through their longtime commitment to serving others... Read More

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