The " gap year" has been a notable topic of discussion for several years. Should it be mandatory? Should it be a requirement
I was fortunate enough to have an experience like City Year to open my eyes and heart. What I know now is that I plan to spend the rest of my career advocating for kids who need voices. What will you do?
If we continue to work together, we can ensure that more young people feel empowered to take an active role in making our communities better.
Several of my favorite King quotes speak powerfully to an idea that I believe can help advance King's vision for America. That idea is large-scale, voluntary national service as a civic rite of passage.
When you were young, you may have been forced to answer the question: "what do you want to be when you grow up?" Maybe you've
AmeriCorps, the nation's domestic national service program, celebrates its 20th anniversary. At a White House ceremony, and events nationwide -- new recruits will raise their right hand and take the AmeriCorps pledge "to get things done for America."
If you know in advance that you are going to make a significant return on an investment, how do you not invest? And when that investment is in kids' lives, we have a remarkable opportunity to impact a generation -- and a moral obligation to do so.
The new study used survey data from the 2013 National Assessment for Education Progress, a standardized test administered
The volunteer generation has come to adulthood. They are bringing skills learned in the classroom and practiced in community into the workplace and, yet, more often than not, they are settling into jobs that fit their skillset but not their budding passion.
It's May and commencement time! Last weekend, Wheelock College and hundreds of other institutions across the country celebrated
The term "gap year" can have a negative connotation because it makes us think of inserting a gap in our lives, delaying, and possibly even derailing, our future plans in the process. But this thinking is dated and backward.
Since its inception, AmeriCorps and the national service movement in general and City Year in particular have represented
The spirit of young people, their idealism and desire to serve have been a source of inspiration since I co-founded City Year 25 years ago.
Members of their talent acquisitions team also gave us some great advice on how to get started with the job search. Here are five top tips:
How are children supposed to "want it, work for it and fight for it" when they don't even know it exists?
The foundation of Boston's future success and economic viability is our schools.
More and more young people across the country are saying "yes" to service, and for those fortunate enough to serve, their work is paying off. However, there are not enough opportunities for most young people to turn their ideals into action.
The Farther We Journey, the Closer We Come to Our Authentic Selves: Reflections on the Millennial Train
Retro innovation. High-speed stillness. Time-bound eternity. Every moment on the train was alive with these sorts of paradoxes, and the experience was the exact opposite of jarring.
August is always an exciting time of year at City Year. In the weeks ahead we'll be welcoming our new corps of 2,700 idealistic
In 2012 a record number of Americans applied to serve their country, but 500,000 applicants to AmeriCorps were turned away because funding for the Serve America Act hasn't kept pace with demand. We discuss with service leaders. Guests Matt Wilhelm and Stephanie Vestal join to discuss.