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“It is Medicaid so it isn’t accepted everywhere. I couldn’t get the antibodies test. ”
“You get 11 days to spend as you please, whether for mental health, sickness ect ”
“City Year prepares you really well. They give you practice and are really informative about teaching methods and other practices for serving well.”
Obviously, given that it is an AmeriCorps program, you are not paid very well. However, City Year does offer other benefits to try and make living on the stipend more doable. City Year Chicago has a partnership with the CTA to offer free CTA cards to City Year members willing to volunteer about 1-2 per month with the CTA. City Year also has loan forbearance, child care offerings, basic insurance, an EAP that gives you free access to the TalkSpace app, and a good deal of leadership development and career coaching resources that you can opt into. They also provide you with an education award of about $6,000 that you can put towards furthering your education. And they have quite a few partnerships with schools that will match that ed award of provide additional scholarships for City Year alums
12 PTO (sick days or vacation), paid holidays, Employee Assistance Program, and health insurance
Your stipend is less than minimum wage for 50+ hour weeks; it gets draining progressively throughout the year. You will have to work days and weeks when the schools are off.
Good great excellent fantastic awesome
Best: Segal Education reward
Time off policies are strict, but insurance coverage was fully covered by the company
Health insurance gives similar prices to being uninsured. Great "boot to pavement" experience, but terrible financial decision.
Paid time off Access to mental health resources Ability to receive food stamps Capital Bike Share Membership Traveling Benefits Professional Development Training
Ample vacation/personal days that increase over time for staff. Many days added to support with COVID-related challenges, too.
Best: Vacation and PTO flexibility Worst: Merit increase and 401k contribution limited to 3.5 %
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