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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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Four Lessons I Learned at City Year
September 28, 2023

  I’m Lily Proudman and from 2018 to 2020, I served as an AmeriCorps member with City Year Chicago. I…

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Benefits & Resources
Deepening our impact with the Steans Family Foundation
October 25, 2021

City Year Chicago is thrilled to announce a new partnership with the Steans Family Foundation, which allows us to serve in two…

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City Year in person and virtual learning
The Corps
How to mentor like a pro
February 22, 2021

Learn more about City Year’s emphasis on mentorship. Becoming a good mentor takes practice, listening and reflection.

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Benefits & Resources
City Year Partners with Hulu for A Virtual Career Week Event
August 13, 2020

From August 3rd-7th, City Year partnered with Hulu to offer a career and professional development experience like no other! This…

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The Corps
Waving My Rainbow Flag
May 27, 2020

As a queer woman of color, my identities are something that I think about all the time; in every aspect…

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Hector and his team
The Corps
AmeriCorps member spotlight: Hector
April 23, 2020

“My students have impacted me, as much as I have impacted them because they help me to understand what students…

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Education
With Patience and Support Comes Student Success
April 8, 2020

In January 2020, I was given the task of helping a student out in English, who could not grasp the…

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The Corps
The Value of Team
March 6, 2020

“Do you have any experience working on a team?” was one of the first questions I was asked in my…

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The Corps
What Ubuntu means to me and my service year
February 11, 2020

City Year Chicago AmeriCorps member Anthony Ortiz shares what Ubuntu means to them and for their service year at Dett…

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Our Impact
A recap of MLK Day 2020
January 30, 2020

On January 20, 2020, over 700 volunteers gathered at Robert Nathaniel Dett Elementary School to commemorate the legacy of Dr….

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The Corps
Women’s History Month: Which women inspire our corps members?
October 23, 2019

As we celebrate City Year AmeriCorps Member Appreciation Month, Women’s History Month is also underway. Marketing and Communications Intern Kia Smith…

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Benefits & Resources
When professional development and service go hand-in-hand

With this year’s MLK Day of Service behind us now, I’ve been thinking a lot about what the day means…

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National Strategic Partners
National Partners