It was a hot and humid day towards the end of July, and I woke up in my un-air conditioned room with a feeling. I didn’t know what that feeling was, so naturally, I decided to log on to my Facebook page to see if that would help.
And there it was: a post by the Rollins College Office of Community Engagement: Hey Alumni! It’s not too late to apply for City Year Miami.
I thought to myself, well this is interesting. I had known for a while about what City Year did, but had never considered pursuing it. I started to get excited, and immediately decided that I would apply.
Then it hit me. I am in New York, and am not prepared or willing to move to Miami. This posed a problem.
Wait a minute—City Year MUST be in New York. I looked on their website. They are. And they are still looking for Corps Members. This was my lucky day.
I read the entire website and immediately knew that this was something I needed to be a part of. I started and finished my application that morning. Without hesitation, I called my references, explained to them what City Year was about, and they wrote me two very beautiful recommendations—I am very grateful for that. Read More…