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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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Community Partnership during COVID: Meeting the Needs of Students
June 7, 2021

In the midst of the many challenges of COVID, one bright spot for City Year has been the opportunity for…

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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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Our Impact
City Year Kansas City Announces New Board Chair
December 9, 2020

City Year Kansas City launched in 2015 with broad-based support from the Kansas City community, from the school district, to…

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Education
Event Recap: Education Equity Panel
November 20, 2020

At City Year, we know that potential is equally distributed, but opportunity is not. Education equity is critical to our…

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Education
Five Free Virtual Tools to Keep Students Engaged
October 28, 2020

Without access to in-person schooling and the academic and social emotional supports that school provides, student engagement is more critical than…

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The Corps
I am More Than a Queer Black Male
September 18, 2020

Finding Identity Through Service When I applied to serve with City Year Kansas City, I was transitioning from being homeless…

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Our Impact
Idealism in Action: Jesus & Lucie’s Story
April 28, 2020

  Meet Lucie and Jesus. Lucie is a City Year AmeriCorps Member serving here in Kansas City. She is a…

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Our Impact
Honoring the 2020 Idealists of the Year
April 27, 2020

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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