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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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“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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Greater Boston Training Academy: Starting the Year Strong
August 16, 2022

At City Year Greater Boston, we start every new year with an intensive training and preparation program called Greater Boston…

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Five Lessons From my City Year Experience
July 19, 2022

After graduating college, I found myself in a position that I believe many of our young people find themselves: idealistic,…

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Bank of America’s Support to CYGB Expansion
February 7, 2022

For over 30 years, Bank of America has provided critical resources in support of City Year’s holistic student-facing programming. From…

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How City Years AmeriCorps members are Closing Pandemic Gaps
January 28, 2022

The other day, I told one of my students to please remember to put periods at the end of his…

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Our Community
City Year Greater Boston Announces Monica Roberts as New Executive Director
October 5, 2021

BOSTON – City Year Greater Boston, an education nonprofit that recruits young adults for a year of service in public schools, is pleased to…

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Our Community
Excitement in Everett
September 13, 2021

We are so excited that this year we are not only partnering with Boston Public Schools, but also expanding to…

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Education
The Benefits of Social Emotional Learning
August 17, 2021

By Kate Seltzer, City Year Boston AmeriCorps member ’21 “You are my other me. When I do harm to you,…

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Our Impact
Looking Back on the Impact of the ’20-’21 Boston Civic Engagement Team
July 20, 2021

City Year Boston believes in the immense power of volunteers to support our AmeriCorps members, enhance learning environments, and expand the…

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Our Impact
From City Year to Career 
March 25, 2021

Formulating a L.A.C.Y (or “Life After City Year”) plan is an integral part of the City Year experience. From mentorship…

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The Corps
Seven cities where you can make a difference to students
March 10, 2021

Explore seven cities where we have a need for extraordinary young people to serve and mentor students.

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Equity
Celebrating Black History Month
March 1, 2021

During the month of February, City Year Boston celebrated Black History Month and the accomplishments of Black individuals, organizations, and movements…

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