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LACY eNewsletter: February 23, 2015
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February 23, 2015  

In This Issue

1. A Values-Driven Career
2. "Beyond the Jacket" webinar
3. TEACH Screening
4. Announcements!
5. Meet our Newest Partner
6. 24 Skills to Learn this Year
7. Summer is Coming


Huw McDonald, South Africa '05

Now recruiting corps members for City Year Dallas, read about Huw's journey as a founding corps member in South Africa >


March 6: TFA Deadline
March 8: Challenge Detroit Deadline
March 13: Aspire Deadline
March 16: Franklin Ambassadors Deadline
March 16: Exploring Careers Serving Children, Youth, and Families
March 19: Top 5 Spreadsheet Skills
March 30: UTC Deadline




When I Grow Up, I Want To Be An Idealist.

Other than Charlie Rose, we don't know many people who can say they were driven by values when asked what they wanted to be when they grew up.  It's possible that even now, while immersed in your service and dreading the not-so-far away corps graduation date, your focus is on a title or position rather than the values most important to you. 

To start thinking about the values you need for work satisfaction, ask yourself these questions*:

1. What will you miss about your role with City Year?  Why?
2. When was a time you were really energized by work you did?  Why?
3. What was your "best job ever"?  What's your "dream job"? Why?
4. What value would you not compromise in a job? Why?

By answering these questions, you'll be able to start outlining what will lead you to career satisfaction and motivation.  Share these answers with a mentor, boss, or even a teammate. They may be able to start leading you to roles and organizations that fit your values.

When you let your values guide you to your next steps, you are presenting yourself as a good candidate for a position.  You won't be trying to fit into a role that isn't you and you'll be able to better articulate why you should get the job.

There are countless resources out there to help you find your next step, but it's important for you to answer a few questions from within before you start your search.  You can find some suggested resources on career exploration and value-finding here.

LACY Habit #5: Focus less on what you want to do, more on who you want to be. 


TEACH: A National Screening for the City Year network
February 15-25, 2015
Click here for access to the online screening

After watching the film, join four of the starring teachers and City Year champions (including Rob Barnett, Seattle '10!) for a discussion on how a career in education can impact student lives.  All are welcome.

Visit to register for the discussion.

Partner and Position Announcements

Click here to see announcements
from the following programs:

Aspire Teacher Residency
Teach for America
The Franklin Project
The American Gap Year Association
2015 New England MBA Forum (scholarships available!)
Challenge Detroit

Meet our NEW Career Partner!

The City Year Alumni & Career Services Team is thrilled to welcome Rocky Mountain Prep Teaching Fellowship as a career partner.  Welcome to the City Year network! 


To see a full list of career partners, click here.

Check this out: 24 invaluable skills to learn for free online this year (courtesy of Buzzfeed)

8. Improve your public speaking skills.



Summer is Coming.

The wind chill and human-height snow banks in some regions may suggest otherwise, but let's say it together: summer IS coming. We know this because many of these summer opportunities have approaching application deadlines and we don't want you to miss out.  You could travel abroad or stay right where you're serving, but no matter where you go it's time to climb out from under that pile of blankets and think warm thoughts. Great seasonal positions are available with:

  • Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth
  • Breakthrough Collaborative
  • Practice Makes Perfect
  • HACU National Internship Program
  • Headfirst Camps
  • Camp Ramapo for Children
  • Student Conservation Association
  • ThinkImpact
  • BEA Institute
  • Children's Defense Fund
  • Generation Teach

    Click here to view all summer opportunities


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