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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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Reflections on Motherhood & Working From Home
January 27, 2021

When the pandemic hit, our AmeriCorps members weren’t the only ones who shifted to working remotely. City Year Boston’s nearly 80+ employees also quickly shifted to…

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Meet Taco Bell’s Live Más Scholarship Winner, Clark Shimeall
December 11, 2020

City Year Boston offers a robust community-based experience that encourages you to grow professionally and personally. We offer many different resources to support our AmeriCorps members in their plans…

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The Corps
Finding Your Calling in a Time of National Uncertainty
July 21, 2020

Learn more about the benefits of national service with City Year AmeriCorps on academic and career aspirations and the communities…

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Our Alumni
A Letter from a City Year Boston Alum
April 23, 2020

Give now to support AmeriCorps members’ service in virtual classrooms. Isabel Barros is the City Year Boston Alumni Board Chair…

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Our Impact
Supporting Teachers, Students, and Our AmeriCorps members During COVID-19
April 8, 2020

4.8.20 Update Supporting Teachers, Students, and Our AmeriCorps members During COVID-19  As we enter the fourth week of Boston Public…

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City Year Boston’s Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
March 30, 2020

Originally Posted 3.30.20: City Year Boston’s work looks and feels much different today than it did a few weeks ago. However, our…

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“I have always seen food both as a source of personal joy and as an avenue to bring people together to build connections and community. Food opens the doorway to learning about different cultures and histories as well.”
Our Impact
6 Black-Owned Restaurants We Love in Boston
February 11, 2020

Kimmy Lee is a charismatic connector on the City Boston People Team – the department that supports human resources for our staff and…

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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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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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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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