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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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Honoring the 2022 Idealists of the Year
April 25, 2022

City Year’s mission is fueled by a culture of idealism. At City Year, we define idealism as the belief that…

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Celebrating AmeriCorps Appreciation Month in Kansas City
March 31, 2022

March 13-19 is recognized nationally as AmeriCorps week, but we extend the celebration of our AmeriCorps members to encompass the…

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How Collaborative Partnerships Drive Student Outcomes
February 23, 2022

In a recent article from NPR, teachers across the U.S. shared their experiences as educators amid what is communally being…

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City Year brings CommunityAmerica, Chiefs and Royals together to recognize school nurses during the surge
February 2, 2022

  These are challenging times for all that are working in schools. Re-engaging students after a year of virtual learning…

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Our Community
City Year Kansas City is Super Bowl LVI Bound
January 31, 2022

Sunday, Feb. 13, SoFi Stadium will be packed and full of excitement with Super Bowl LVI underway. Attending the Super…

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Our Impact
City Year Builds Relationships for Life
November 10, 2021

When I joined City Year in Fall 2016, I was unsure what to expect. Months before, I finished my last…

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Our Impact
City Year Kansas City completes service project at W.E.B. DuBois Learning Center
August 18, 2021

Each year, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy of service, City Year Kansas City partners with a…

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Our Community
Honoring the 2021 Idealists of the Year
April 20, 2021

City Year’s mission is fueled by a culture of idealism Our work is grounded in the unshakeable belief that we…

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Benefits & Resources
Thinking about a year of service in Kansas City? Here’s what recruiters think you should know.
April 2, 2021

Experience with kids is a plus, but it’s not the only way to stand out. Tutoring and mentoring kids is…

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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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Education
We Need More Black Educators
February 24, 2021

Thanks first must go to Historian Carter G. Woodson for creating Negro History Week in 1926 to celebrate the profound…

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Our Impact
This is Hard. Be Strong.
December 18, 2020

When people told me City Year would be hard, they talked a lot about long hours and paperwork and getting enough “minutes”.  Yes, all those…

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