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hard work, low pay, good cause

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at City Year

Pros

Meeting people. Also its for a good cause and if you enjoy working with kids you get that opportunity.

Cons

The stipend is very small, almost unlivable.

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  1. Slightly disorganized, but overall a good experience.

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    Current Employee - Corps Member in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Corps Member in Baton Rouge, LA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The core purpose of City Year - working to support students who show signs of dropping out of high school - makes any of the struggles along the way worth it. As a City Year Corps Member, an employee work with students who show poor attendance, behavior issues, and low English and Math scores. The bonds you make with your students are powerful, and the little successes - for example, getting a kid who counts using his fingers to learn how to multiply and divide in his head - make up for the long hours.

    Cons

    Because the teams at each school are made up of 17-24 year olds, and because the emphasis is on the TEAM, expect to face some maturity and personality challenges. Corps Members who work at the high school level are also faced with a seemingly insurmountable task, as it is near impossible to get students caught up to their grade level over the course of just one year. Finally, the firm belief in giving people the opportunity to "grow" means that sometimes the people who are hired - including Program Managers - are people who may not be suited for the job and, unfortunately, may not be interested in changing.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be a lot more "bottom-up" feedback and, frankly, there needs to be an awareness of the gender and leadership styles of the people being hired to avoid hiring people that are all of the same gender who all share the same strengths and weaknesses (as is the case in Baton Rouge).


  2. General Review

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    Former Employee - Development in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Development in San Jose, CA

    I worked at City Year full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Education reform, community engagement, end the dropout rate, diverse team, like-minded, progressive individuals,

    Cons

    non-supportive environment for upward mobility within organization, unequal access to leadership opportunities, bad senior leadership placement - lack experience and management skills, overworked, lack of accountability, disorganized and undocumented data systems and misuse of donations

    Advice to Management

    limited opportunities to move up, only lateral movements


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