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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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18 to 25 is the limit

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Low pay; better job

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Have more direct contact with the City Year members!!! I don't even know who the CEO is, nobody on my team did. Actually, this goes for all upper management and employees. I had no idea who actually managed City Year in my city; they're running stuff behind the scenes, but kids and students need every city year member visible, present and friendly.

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Much longer than an average working day and for a living stipend. I easily worked 10-12 hour days for $500 a week or $1000 bi-weekly. There is very little down time or space to decompress

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