Bain is a founding sponsor of City Year, which gives urban and suburban young people an opportunity to spend a year working to improve our city's diverse neighborhoods. Over the years, Bain has continued to invest in City Year. The leadership team there has said, "We have never made a strategic move without having a team from Bain to guide us."
City Year (www.cityyear.org
) is an "action tank" for national service with a mission "to build democracy through citizen service, civic leadership and social entrepreneurship". City Year's primary avenues for achieving their mission include running a full-time youth service corps and sponsoring community-wide community service events. Bain partners with City Year to provide not only financial support, but also business-related skill workshops and mentoring programs. The Bain City Year partnership provides Bain employees with opportunities to improve and impact the community in which they live and work. Events include running resume workshops for the 150+ member corps, providing one-on-one college mentoring for corps members, and performing direct service (such as cleaning up a park or painting a school) along side City Year corps members.