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Nice organization aiming to help an under-served population in a creative way.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Citizen Schools full-time (more than an year)

Pros

- Opportunities to travel
- National organization
- Relatively established
- Great networking opportunity

Cons

- Can feel disjointed at times (due to national structure)
- Still defining its own identity

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Really push to strengthe the community parts of the program (especially for Teaching Fellowship).

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    They require you work 60 hour//week and they pay you $22,800 a year....You do the math

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    Current Employee - Teaching Fellow
    Current Employee - Teaching Fellow

    I have been working at Citizen Schools full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The company has a strong culture that it embeds in its teaching fellows and employees letting them believe something that is far from reality. At the end of the day, they're a company who is out to stay in business.

    Cons

    The company hires in 7 states in which it pays all of it's teaching fellows a set salary of $22,800 (one year, two years or regional leads). Because its bi-monthly, you take home around $800 each paycheck. You get paid the same salary whether you work in New York City, the bay area, Boston, or New Mexico. by the way, I believe this salary is below the minimum wage in certain areas where they're located (just so you know). So in reality, you're better off making more money as a cashier in NYC than working for this place.

    As for the culture piece, the company tries to sell why their doing their mission. ladies and gentlemen, at the end of the day, they're a company trying to stay in business.

    Lastly, they ask their employees to raise money for them. Living below the minimum wage and asking their employees to find them money? As the saying goes, the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.

    At the end of the day, once your two year contract is done, they kick you out onto the streets and that's the end.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees a decent salary and maybe you won't have such a high turnover.

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    Great org and mission

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Citizen Schools

    Pros

    Provides great services and resources to kids in need

    Cons

    Great place to get started in education, but a smaller org

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