A year in service with City Year can be filled with triumphs, challenges, and surprises for both you and the students you work with every day. You will not only learn a lot about your students’ potential and strength, but also your own abilities and willpower as well. Take a look below at what advice, tips, and skills City Year AmeriCorps recent alumni from Boston, Jacksonville, and Philadelphia had to share about their time with City Year.

How to Have a Powerful Year of Service

City Year Philadelphia Service Year

City Year Philadelphia shares impactful advice on how to maintain the right mindset and attitude to start the year off strong and make the most of a year in service. A year goes by rather quickly!

5 Skills I Developed During My Service Year

City Year Boston AmeriCorps members gather in the Lavine Civic Forum with City Year Dean Charlie Rose

City Year Boston alum Brendan Anderson shares valuable insight on some of the top skills he developed through his year in service, which are not only useful as an AmeriCorps member but also useful to those who pursue further education or their desired career paths after City Year.

5 Surprises About Service

City Year Boston Curley Team

City Year Boston alumni share stories about lessons they were surprised to learn throughout the year as well as the skills they developed, which will benefit them in any career path they choose.

Top 10 Things Incoming City Year AmeriCorps Members Should Know

City Year Jacksonville give service on MLK Day

City Year Jacksonville shares ways to stay strong and resilient throughout the year with practical tips and tricks that can benefit you no matter where you serve.


No matter what your background is, City Year is a great way to develop skills and strengths that will benefit you both personally and professionally.

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