Emmanuel’s Graduate and Professional Programs to Partner with City Year, Inc.
April 23, 2010
Two Boston institutions known for their emphasis on community service and social issues will partner in an effort to promote graduate school education for emerging City Year corps members after they have finished their year of service with the nationally renowned service organization.
Emmanuel College will offer two scholarships annually through this unique partnership for qualifying students who are accepted into Emmanuel's graduate programs in education and management. Those scholarships will be awarded as the City Year Scholarship and the Emmanuel College Year of Service Scholarship.
"City Year and Emmanuel College share the goal of promoting a lifelong commitment to public service," said Kathryn Mackintosh, director of employer partnerships for Emmanuel's Graduate and Professional Programs. "This program will give City Year's emerging corps volunteers a sharp focus for their future in an excellent graduate program."
City Year corps members, staff members and alumni qualify for the City Year Scholarship. These students, named Emmanuel College/City Year National Service Scholars, extend their commitment to educational and social causes by pursuing academic preparation for careers in education and management through an Emmanuel College master's degree. Emmanuel College/City Year National Service Scholars receive a scholarship for a portion of graduate tuition. City Year alumni and corps members are also eligible for a second scholarship, the Emmanuel College Year of Service Scholarship, which is awarded to one student annually.
City Year engages diverse young Americans between ages 17 and 24 in a year of full-time service as tutors, mentors and role models at 20 locations across the United States. They are dedicated to improving attendance, behavior and course performance at high-poverty schools as a way to help students stay in school and on track, and combat the nation's severe dropout crisis.
Headquartered in Boston since its founding in 1988, City Year has: graduated more than 12,500 alumni; served 1 million children; completed more than 20 million hours of service; and engaged more than 1,052,000 citizens in service.
Most City Year corps members work directly with children to help students strengthen their academic and life success. City Year affiliates can build on their classroom experience through Emmanuel College's Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.). The M.A.T. is designed to meet the requirements of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for an initial teaching license at the elementary level (grades 1-6) or secondary level (grades 5-8 or grades 8-12).
For more information on this partnership and to link to Emmanuel College's other Employer Connect partnership opportunities through Graduate and Professional Programs, click here.