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Our stories

Read a collection of stories and learn from the perspectives and experiences of our City Year Americorps members, students, partners and alumni.

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City Year Columbus alum Alen Amimi stands in a group hug with his teammates
Our Alumni

#cyhead2toe: Alums reflect on a decade of service

January 8, 2020

we invited several members of our 32,000+ alumni community to share short uniform stories that explore the power and potential…

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Our Impact

Morning Greeting

December 9, 2019

Every morning at 8:10 a.m., my teammates and I line up in two parallel lines outside the front of Condon…

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AT&T volunteers and students from the school paint the plywood mural. 
The Corps

AT&T Impact Day (Miami, FL) 2019

November 13, 2019

Learn about Care Force Team member Ja’Lon Eason’s experience and how Mother Nature influenced his trip.

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Our Alumni

Care Force Alumni Spotlight: Ken Wakwe

Introducing Ken Wakwe! We were able to have a chat with Ken Wakwe and talk about his service with City Year. We talked to him about his recent roles and how he uses…

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AT&T volunteers throw their hands up in a spirit break at the end of their service day
Education

AT&T Chicago Believe Day chronicle 2019

November 7, 2019

Our service partner was La Casa Norte, whose mission is to serve youth and families confronting homelessness. They provide access…

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Our Alumni

#WCW: Alex Diorio

October 23, 2019

Alex Diorio is a very proud alumn of City Year (2014, 2015) and had the privilege to serve in two…

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Our Impact

Celebrating the legacy of MLK through collective action

In 1994, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service and charged the…

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The Corps

Confidence is key

I remember how the other third-graders whispered and stared every time my reading tutor called me over to practice comprehension…

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City Year AmeriCorps members planning with a teacher in a classroom
The Corps

5 critical skills I learned with City Year Boston

It takes a lot to serve as a tutor, mentor, and role model to a classroom of students, not to…

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a young student smiles and looks up at an AmeriCorps member while shaking their hand
The Corps

Service to success

Jesus Martinez grew up seeing City Year red jackets around Boston. He participated in City Year afterschool programs as a…

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Our Impact

Getting to the green

As an AmeriCorps member, my success in supporting our students academically and behaviorally rests in my ability to establish a…

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The Corps

Dividing through the year—inside the classroom

I do not tend to remember the past in detail, but I will vividly remember this particular moment from my…

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