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Read below to learn about how access to career development resources, partnerships and alumni network to help you explore opportunities that may shape your professional and career development plans.

 

Career Center @alumni.cityyear.org:  career services hub for corps and alumni to access resources and benefits such as details University Partnerships, Career Partnerships, Employers for National Service, Applying to Grad School, job postings, career toolkit and more.  

University Partnerships (exclusive scholarship opportunities!):  More than 120 colleges, universities and graduate schools offer exclusive scholarships to qualified City Year AmeriCorps members, alumni and staff. These schools – referred to as University Partners – value the City Year experience and commit to offering tuition scholarships up to 100% along with application fee waivers and other benefits.  >>Learn more here.

Career Partnerships (preferential hiring opportunities!): More than 45 organizations offer preferential recruitment and hiring or career development resources for City Year AmeriCorps members and alumni. These organizations – called Career Partners - are nonprofits and teacher residency/preparation programs who value the City Year experience and seek to recruit AmeriCorps members and alums. >> Learn more here.

Employers of National Service:  Launched by Corporation for National & Community Service in 2014, more than 500 companies, nonprofits, institutions of higher education, schools, state and local governments have signed up to recruit AmeriCorps Alums for their unique skills developed through service>>Learn more here.

Continue your service with City Year:  Serving one year as an AmeriCorps member can lead to accelerating your career in the nonprofit sector with City Year. More than 35% of City Year staff are alumni. Learn more about Returning AmeriCorps Member opportunities here and staff opportunities here.

Recommended Fellowships and Summer Opportunities:  Dozens of fellowship programs and summer employers seek City Year alumni in their programs.  A list of fellowship programs who aim to recruit ACMs can be found on Alumni Website. >>Learn more here for fellowships>>here for summer opportunities.

Representing City Year on your Resume:  Do you need an easy-to-use template with ideas on how articulate your service experience? Visit the Resume page to access templates with prompts on how to highlight City Year experience.

Craft a Compelling Cover Letter:  Do you need some guidance on what to highlight in your cover letter?  Visit the Cover Letter page to access a how-to guide with a template.

Connect with Alumni on LinkedIn:  Request access to the City Year Alumni Association group on LinkedIn and start building connections with more than 4,500 alumni members.  Once you are a group member, you can use the free advanced search to filter by city, industry and other criteria and then check off the box for City Year Alumni Association.  You’ll see alumni who fit your criteria. Need help navigating LinkedIn and utilizing the search functionality?  Download the LinkedIn Guide for City Year Corps and Alumni.  

Connect to AmeriCorps Alums network – 1 million strong: In addition to the network of 30,000 City Year alums, there is a broader service network of one million alums.  AmeriCorps Alums offers a free career center, a job board, networking, professional development webinars and more. It’s free to register – go to https://serviceyear.org/americorpsalums/


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