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Career Partnership with National Urban Fellows
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City Year is proud to partner with National Urban Fellows so our alumni can continue to make a difference in classrooms and in the lives of students. This partnership reflects the shared visions and values of both organizations, and their belief that young people can keep students on track to graduate from high school and pursue post-secondary education. City Year strengthens an applicant’s competitiveness for being selected as a National Urban Fellow.


National Urban Fellows develops accomplished and courageous professionals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds, particularly people of color and women, to be leaders and change agents in the public and nonprofit sectors, with a strong commitment to social justice and equity.  National Urban Fellows' leadership development program is a rigorous, 14-month, full-time graduate degree program comprising two semesters of academic course work and a nine-month mentorship assignment.

The City Year experience is a strong indicator of future success as a National Urban Fellow and serving a year with City Year strengthens a candidate’s application for being selected for its 14-month, full-time graduate degree program comprising two summer semesters of academic course work and a nine-month mentorship assignment.

Benefits offered by National Urban Fellows:

  • $25,000 living stipend, including individual health insurance
  • Books stipend, relocation and travel reimbursement
  • Payment of tuition towards Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree from the City of New York's Bernard M. Baruch College, School of Public Affairs
  • Attendance at National Leadership Conference
  • Ongoing personal and professional development
  • Access to alumni network of more than 1,400 leaders who are effecting positive changes in communities nationally and internationally

Program Elements

  • First summer semester at Baruch College
  • Nine-month Mentorship assignment
  • Final summer semester at Baruch College
  • Lifelong alumni professional development network
  • Fellows are required to make a $5,000 co-investment in their Fellowship experience (the Segal Education Award can be used toward the co-investment)

To Apply:


  • Click here to learn more about the application process.
  • City Year corps members and alumni should highlight their City Year experience on their resume as part of application materials and contact National Urban Fellows (see below) to identify your City Year affiliation after submission.


For more information, please contact:

Marlene Brito | Director of Programs

212.730.1700 ext. 112|

Please note that all admissions decisions are made by National Urban Fellows. Corps members and alumni interested in the fellows program must complete the full application process.