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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 alums.

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Celebrating Massachusetts STEM Week
October 20, 2023

Every year, City Year Greater Boston’s Civic Engagement (BCE) team leverages the power of thousands of volunteers to improve the…

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Equity
The importance of human connection
June 29, 2023

Some might say my journey to discovering City Year and my passion for working in education was an unconventional one….

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The Corps
Consistency Really is Key
May 24, 2023

My name is Rebecca Begemann, and I am a Second Year AmeriCorps member serving at Brighton High School in Boston,…

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Our Impact
How would society be positively impacted by more AmeriCorps members in schools?
April 18, 2023

The best part of my role as an Impact Director with City Year Greater Boston is the opportunity to visit…

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The Corps
Serving students at a time when they need us the most
March 23, 2023

My name is Elizabeth Geiser, and I am a Senior AmeriCorps member serving at Tech Boston Academy in Dorchester Massachusetts….

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The Corps
A Day in the Life Series: Tobin K-8 School Team Newsletter
February 21, 2023

Happy New Year from City Year Greater Boston’s Team Tobin! We hope you’re having a happy and healthy 2023 thus…

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Benefits & Resources
Support student well-being as a school social worker
January 24, 2023

Serving with City Year can help lay the foundation for a career in social work. Learn more about service with…

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Our Impact
The Impact of Individualized Support
December 20, 2022

    I grew up in Lexington,Massachusetts, a town that is well known for two things: being the start of…

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Our Impact
The power of greeting students every morning

City Year AmeriCorps members greet and welcome students to school every morning to start the day on a positive note.

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The Corps
Serving Today for a Better Tomorrow
November 22, 2022

Hello there! My name is Mark Nealon and I am the proud Team Leader this year at Brighton High School,…

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The Corps
Why I Serve – A Family Legacy
October 18, 2022

  My grandmother in Nepal, a matriarch in her own right, was a teacher – and always told us that…

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Our Impact
“How did you learn in school?”
September 20, 2022

Last year, while on my lunch break, I texted my mother a question: “How did you learn in school?”  My…

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