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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 (more than an year)

Pros

Working with young minds, making a difference in people's lives, practice leadership, practice teamwork, create your own programs.

Cons

Possibility of terrible school environment

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Focus recruitment on either college grads or high school students. Differentiate roles based on experiences and education.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    suffocating, embarrassing, inept, non-profit more interested in image than results

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    Current Employee - Corps Member
    Current Employee - Corps Member

    I have been working at City Year full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    You gain school/teaching experience, but in a manner that has you feeling you're on the outside looking in.

    Cons

    City Year is ridiculous. They go out of their way to hire "diverse" people, at the cost of results and efficacy. High school grads still wet behind the ears, directionless college drop outs, and college grads with no prospects. They'll hire people who can barely read or write, let alone who should be around children. They hire drug addicts, alcoholics, hateful and downright abusive individuals. Reports of drug and alcohol use AT THE SCHOOL, DURING THE SERVICE DAY are punished with a slap on the wrist. City Year, rather than trying to hire people who will better the schools (or the kids, apparently whom it's all about), cares more about the numbers of "diverse" (cough*inept) people rather than actual results. This is par for the course though. If you notice, City Year very rarely can prove that corps members are actually effective at raising scores or preventing drop-outs. Rather, they just report on the sheer number of hours served, and very dubious stats that are not actually due to CM interventions or service.

    We are poorly hired, poorly trained, poorly treated, poorly managed, and largely ineffective. I really regret spending this year with City Year. I wish I had looked into literally ANY other in-school service program, rather than trusting that City Year was a good organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Current Employee - Corps Member in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Corps Member in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at City Year part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Living stipend
        $5,550 AmeriCorps Education Award
        Student loan forbearance
    Get to meet peopel from all over the US

    Cons

    Depending on the person City Year can become too much from expectations of the organization to expectations of the school you work in.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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