50 “give a year” Partners: Celebrating a milestone #CY50giveayear

This guest post is by Sean McDevitt, Alumni Director at City Year HQ

This month City Year – in partnership with colleges and universities across the country – reached a historic milestone together.

Since launching the “give a year” Partnerships program in 2008 with Bentley University, a total of 50 institutions of higher learning have collectively invested more than $2M in exclusive scholarships for the 2012-2013 academic year to recognize the skills, commitment and passion of City Year graduates and further accelerate their impact in the world.

The “give a year” Partnership is a great opportunity for colleges and graduate schools to highlight their commitment to service through recognizing students who give a year or more of service in local communities while providing many benefits to the school such as:

  • Attracts diverse leaders with proven service commitment to your campus
  • Connects schools to the forefront of the national service movement
  • Enhances brand and the impact alumni make in the world

City Year deeply values our partner schools and is extremely proud of all “give a year” scholars and excited these scholarship opportunities will strengthen their capacity to make a difference as alumni.

Continuing to support the professional development of graduates is an integral part of the mission of the City Year Alumni Association which seeks to be a unique and diverse lifelong resource, community and experience to advance City Year’s impact and alumni leadership development.

With more than half of graduating corps members matriculating to undergraduate or graduate programs immediately after their service year, the give a year Partnership represents a powerful collaboration to help fulfill their career aspirations.

We wish all of the current and soon-to-be enrolled “give a year” scholars best wishes for success as they begin or continue their pursuit of higher education.

Want to learn more about our give a year Scholarship Program? Sean McDevitt will be joining us for a Facebook chat on our Facebook Page on Thursday, March 22 at 1:00 EST, so come ask any questions you have!

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