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Research City Year and what it is about, read everything on the City Year website

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You have to find your own place to live. We had to pay rent with our stipend and we had to use it for other living expenses. I will suggest to have money already saved up.

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A couple of months. A lot of over the phone interviews

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Very diverse and has a growth mindset culture

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The culture of the City Year workplace is a similar to that of a fellowship .It's a year of service. I meet up every other Wednesday with other City Year AmeriCorps members in Memphis to collaborate and come up with different ways on how to improve the lives and academically, behavior and attendance wise. We also listen to ideas of each other to help improve on how we interact with our students. We do community service around the City of Memphis. We've done a Kaboom Playground Build, I'v volunteered at the National Civil Rights Museum and MidSouth Food Bank.

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Not enough pay for the cost of living in DC

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18 to 25 is the limit

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Sometimes, for things like opening day and MLK day which is a national day of service.

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I don't believe City Year is a sustainable program. They do not pay enough for AmeriCorps members(ACMs) to support themselves, so ACMs have to be supported by family in some shape or form. In schools, ACMs are just extra hands for anything and everything a school needs, meaning that worktime can be non-existent. It is so draining, and ACMs do not feel well-compensated.

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