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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 alums.

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My Yellow Jacket Story
February 27, 2024

Every year, City Year AmeriCorps members in California are given the iconic yellow bomber jacket that they wear every day…

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Grad School Support for AmeriCorps Members through Our Partner, C5LA
February 23, 2024

City Year L.A. has partnered with C5LA to provide college and grad-school application support for current AmeriCorps members. We have…

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Meet Our Board Member: Nkem Ogbechie of Agmen
January 22, 2024

Head of Operations Strategic Planning, Risk & Analytics for Agmen, Nkem Ogbechie, virtually joined City Year Los Angeles AmeriCorps member…

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A Day of Service on MLK Day with CYLA
January 19, 2024

Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college…

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#WhyIStillServe with City Year LA – Kimberly Renderos
December 11, 2023

There is no going back to who you were after experiencing the impact of a service year with City Year….

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Our Alumni
When Service Changes Your Life – Erin Willis
October 23, 2023

City Year L.A. alum, Erin Willis (’17 and ’18), shared her story of impact and reflected on her years as…

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The Corps
The Ripple Effects of Mentorship: Bianca Samayoa
October 12, 2023

What does it really mean to have someone, a mentor, change your life? The concept of being part of that…

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Reflecting on a year of service: Sophia Torres
July 21, 2023

City Year AmeriCorps member Sophia Torres reflects on her first year of service with City Year Los Angeles and why…

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Reflecting on a year of service: Emilio Monahan
July 18, 2023

Emilio Monahan, who just completed his first year of service and will return next year on the Civic Engagement team,…

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The Corps
Congratulations CYLA’s AmeriCorps Class of 2023!
June 21, 2023

More than 100 City Year Los Angeles AmeriCorps members served a total of 127,127.5 collective hours and supported more than…

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Ronaldo Mateo-Ramirez: Paying it forward through service
June 13, 2023

Ronaldo Mateo-Ramirez had a City Year AmeriCorps member. Their support helped Ronaldo graduate high school and inspired him to join…

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Our Community
City Year LA’s Silvia Fausto Honored at The. L.A Rams’ Latinx Heritage Month Celebration
October 26, 2022

On October 9th, The Los Angeles Rams honored City Year Los Angeles Program Manager and alum, Silvia Fausto, during their…

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