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Misguided nonprofit with suffocating culture

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Current Employee - Corps Member in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Corps Member in Washington, DC

I have been working at City Year full-time (Less than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Meet some interesting people, gain experience working in schools that need a lot of help. Get to plan and organize volunteer events in the community. A good opportunity to work with children and learn about teaching. You get a unique view of the problems that face public schools in America today.

Cons

Awful, suffocating, cult-like culture that is embarrassing to anybody with self-respect. Basically a year-long summer camp. Organization tries to straddle the fence by achieving results in the classroom and hiring unqualified individuals who become "professional development" projects. This just results in a lot of lazy and inexperienced workers quitting or getting fired. What a joke.

Advice to Management

Decide whether you want results or "professional development" to be the focus of your work

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  1. a life changing experince

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL

    I worked at City Year

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    life changing, rewarding moments, great networking, amazing opportunities, great way to make life long friends.

    Cons

    stipend, living stituations, you might not get along with eevryone becasue everyone is different

    Advice to Management

    best experince i've ever had and I wouldn't have changed anything for those 2 years of my life!


  2. Life Changing!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Corps Member in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Corps Member in Denver, CO

    I have been working at City Year

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    LOVE THE WORK I DO as a Full Time Americorps Volunteer

    Cons

    LONG HOURS working in a school.

    Advice to Management

    Be FLexible


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