Does this phrase sound familiar?
“I don’t know exactly where I want to work, but I want to help people.”
If so, you are not alone. And thankfully, there are many places where you can explore your career interests while also helping people who need support. One such place is City Year. The Walter Center spoke with Veronica Giraldo-Puente from City Year and this is what Veronica had to share:
Can you describe to us what City Year is?
“City Year is based in the idea that all students deserve to have the support they need to be successful in school. This AmeriCorps program is an education-based national non-profit that hires people between the ages of 18-25 to work full time in systemically under-resourced schools as tutors and mentors.”
Do students have to have a certain major to participate?
“We hire from all majors! We provide all the training and the main thing we look for in candidates is the desire to work in public schools for a year.”
How will City Year work in this pandemic?
“City Year follows the protocol of the school districts we are partnered with.”
If you are interested in City Year:
You can connect with City Year in multiple ways. Visit them at the virtual Winter Career + Internship Fair, attend this virtual panel, (With City Year, Peace Corps, and Teach for America) or use this link to schedule a time to speak directly with Veronica.