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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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City Year Chicago member with students
Education
Welcome the new District Learning Network of school leaders
October 22, 2019

The District Learning Network gathers several times throughout the year, both in-person and virtually, discussing shared challenges and surfacing strategies,…

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an AmeriCorps member is holding a book and reading with a student in the library
The Corps
My experience as a City Year Team Leader
November 2, 2018

Coming into the corps for my first year, I did not know what to expect from the organization, inside or…

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The Corps
A day in the life of a CYSC AmeriCorps member
June 9, 2016

Between the minutes of my first and second alarm, I think of how warm my bed is until my mind…

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Education
A meeting with the President
May 3, 2015

It’s taking a while to sink in. And still, it hasn’t completely.

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Three students listening at a table as a City Year corps member helps them with their work
Benefits & Resources
City Year Columbia FAQs
July 24, 2014

How can I get around without a car? What’s it like to serve in Columbia? We answer all your top…

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