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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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The Corps
Seven generations
August 17, 2018

“In every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations.” -Iroquois Proverb

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The Corps
Bridge builders
June 8, 2018

Bridge building is a powerful metaphor and tool for social change. Seeing and making connections, whether among people or ideas,…

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The Corps
Finishing the year strong
May 10, 2018

As the year winds down, there are many extra responsibilities that AmeriCorps members are working against the clock to accomplish. 

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Our Impact
Investing in relationships: how one Cleveland high school “moves the needle” for students
September 5, 2017

Maddie DeLong built a number of special relationships with students during her service year as a City Year Cleveland AmeriCorps…

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Education
Building relationships through a shared love of reading
March 8, 2017

During the class reading time, Jolene would cringe when it was her turn to read out loud and often didn’t…

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Education
Spring means serious business in our schools
March 2, 2017

All of the standardized tests my students will be taking soon are rigorous, and for third graders represents a certain…

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National Strategic Partners
  • AbbVie logo
  • AT&T logo
  • Comcast NBC/ Universal logo
  • CSX logo
  • Deloitte logo
  • New York Life Foundation logo
  • Pepsico logo
  • Red Nose Day logo
National Partners
  • Aramark logo
  • Bank of America logo
  • Bain Capital logo
  • Celanese logo
  • NFL Inspire Change logo
  • Santander logo