A 2009 graduate's experience as a City Year corps member

Wednesday, 10 March 2010 09:13 by gmiller

Many students are unsure of what they want to do once they graduate college, a decision that often becomes more difficult to make as your time at LVC comes to a close.  As an LVC 2009 graduate of Music Education, Sarah Linde has delayed beginning a traditional teaching career as she spends a year working with inner city students of Philadelphia.  Read Sarah Linde’s story of her choice to become a City Year corps member.

“Who knew I'd use my music degree to help students write raps and beats?  Honestly, it was the last thing on my mind at graduation. I wanted to help, but could I honestly give an entire year of my life to help decrease the 50% high school dropout rate?  Mentoring and tutoring were important, sure, but how in the world could I make a serious difference?  I took the plunge and applied to City Year Greater Philadelphia as a corps member. I was accepted on May 15th, the day before I graduated from Lebanon Valley.  Throughout my experience, I am realizing the huge impact this experience has had on my future teaching career.”  Continue Reading: Sarah Linde's essay

Sarah will be on campus Monday, March 15th, 2010 to talk with students about City Year and AmeriCorps opportunities.  She will be holding an information 
session from 6:00-7:00pm in Humanities 302 and will be available at a table display in Mund College Center from 10:30am-1:00pm and 4:30-5:30pm.