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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 alums.

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The Corps
Seven reasons to serve with City Year Kansas City
March 29, 2024

Do you know about the vibrant city of Kansas City and the incredible opportunities it offers to City Year AmeriCorps…

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Education
A personal reflection celebrating Latinx Heritage Month
September 19, 2022

City Year Kansas City’s Shelby Voigt shares a personal reflection in celebration of Latinx Heritage Month.

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Our Impact
Reflections on service
June 9, 2022

During City Year, Jermal Perkins was encouraged, empowered and given the tools to live out service, joy, trust and gratitude…

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Our Impact
Honoring the 2022 Idealists of the Year
April 25, 2022

Idealists of the Year are nominated by sponsors of City Year Kansas City’s fourth annual Idealist Gala; many come from…

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The Corps
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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Our Impact
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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Our Impact
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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