City Year and AmeriCorps Alumni Partnership
Wheelock College is proud to partner with City Year and AmeriCorps to offer scholarships to selected Wheelock undergraduate and graduate students who spend a year serving as AmeriCorps or City Year corps members. Wheelock annually awards up to 10 undergraduate scholarships that provide $15,000 of financial assistance to each new student in addition to five graduate scholarships that provide a 25-percent overall tuition discount.
For the 2015 academic year, Wheelock welcomed four new City Year scholars at the undergraduate level and three at the graduate level, bringing the number of City Year alums currently enrolled at Wheelock to 13. Since 2010 when the partnership began, more than 50 corps members have chosen Wheelock for their undergraduate or graduate studies.
The missions of the three organizations are closely aligned. City Year and AmeriCorps unite young people of all backgrounds to serve as tutors, mentors, and role models for children in grades three through nine to keep them in school and on track to graduate. Wheelock is dedicated to improving the lives of all children and families, a mission embodied in the work of our idealistic students and alumni. Wheelock students provide an estimated 100,000 hours of service annually to the community through field experiences in more than 230 organizations. More than 15,000 alumni are engaged around the world and across the social services spectrum as teachers, social workers, nonprofit leaders, juvenile advocates, and more.
A Strong Partnership that Develops Strong Leaders
This partnership helps bring idealistic and committed students with a high level of maturity, insight, and experience to Wheelock, where they can gain a superb, cutting-edge education that prepares them to be successful and to make a positive difference in the world.
With City Year or AmeriCorps experience and a Wheelock education, you can become a more confident, knowledgeable, capable advocate for change, prepared to serve, lead and succeed in a variety of careers. You will value learning, growth, and opportunity as keys to a sustainable society. You will inspire a world of good.
Wheelock students have represented almost half of City Year's site locations across the United States and abroad. Our City Year alums have served in Baton Rouge, Boston, Chicago, Greater Philadelphia, London, Los Angeles, Miami, New Hampshire, New York, and San Jose.