LSU renews national partnership with City Year

September/October 2017


LSU is a proud partner with City Year—having made history in 2011 as the first public university in the country to formalize a University Partnership. Civic engagement and community service are central to LSU’s mission and remain highest priorities that guide our strategic plan.


"This partnership is indicative of LSU's committment to service and education. We are excited to continue this partnership with City Year AmeriCorps, and are looking forward to the lasting impact it will have on our community," said Brandon Smith, LSU's Director of Community-University Partnerships.


LSU recently renewed its national partnership with City Year, an education-focused organization that is dedicated to helping students and schools succeed. With CUP’s leadership, LSU is a ‘give a year’ partner with the international service organization. LSU provides application fee awards to City Year corps members, alumni, and staff; and provides one, graduate-level scholarship.


"City Year Baton Rouge is thrilled to strengthen our partnership with LSU! Our partnership is an incredible opportunity for our AmeriCorps members to continue their personal and professional development in the vibrant, engaging and supportive community of LSU and the city of Baton Rouge," City Year Baton Rouge's Executive Director and Vice President, Ryann Denham said.



If you are a City Year corps member, alumni, or staff, please visit for more information on the Give a Year partnership, and how you can apply for the graduate-level scholarship.


If you are interested in joining the City Year corps, visit for more information on City Year and how you can apply.