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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 AmeriCorps member tutoring students
Benefits & Resources
Four law schools offering scholarships to City Year alumni
February 11, 2020

City Year Alumni go on to have diverse careers. See how you can advance yours through a law degree.

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Our Alumni
25 years of service: reflections from City Year AmeriCorps first cohort alum, Kanna Kunchala
February 6, 2020

As part of the first class of AmeriCorps members to serve with City Year in 1994-1995, I have had the…

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City Year Columbus alum Alen Amimi stands in a group hug with his teammates
Our Alumni
#cyhead2toe: Alums reflect on a decade of service
February 4, 2020

we invited several members of our 32,000+ alumni community to share short uniform stories that explore the power and potential…

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City Year AmeriCorps in school service leadership lunch
The Corps
In the middle: Reflecting at the halfway point

Learn how one City Year Americorps member is navigating the often challenging middle stage in her service journey.

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Student at a City Year School raises their hand
Education
SXSW EDU: Focusing on Equity to Address Chronic Absenteeism
January 28, 2020

What does it take to reduce chronic absenteeism? Practices that address educational inequities and ensure students feel seen, heard and…

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City Year AmeriCorps member STEM afterschool program
The Corps
Students learn the fun of engineering after school
January 7, 2020

Ben came to his service with a passion for engineering. Read more to see how he shared this with his…

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A team of City Year AmeriCorps members raise their hands at the end of a team huddle
Benefits & Resources
4 tips to help your mid-year move
January 2, 2020

Congratulations on starting your City Year journey! As a mid-year AmeriCorps member who begins service in the middle of the…

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City Year AmeriCorps member high five with student
The Corps
5 ways to describe your City Year journey to your family
December 18, 2019

Your City Year service journey can be hard to describe. Check out these tips for describing your service to friends…

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Students and AmeriCorps member
Education
Advancing equity and social-emotional learning through relationships
December 17, 2019

City Year and Search Institute have been working together since 2017 to explore how City Year AmeriCorps members in Columbus,…

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City Year AmeriCorps members facilitate Hour of Code for students
Education
City Year shares the adventure of coding through Hour of Code
December 10, 2019

City Year, Hour of Code and digital learning opportunities City Year is sharing fun and engaging Hour of Code activities…

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Jim Balfanz, President and CEO of City Year
Our Alumni
James A. Balfanz Announced as City Year CEO
December 6, 2019

Please join us in congratulating Jim Balfanz on his appointment as CEO of City Year.

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Benefits & Resources
Tasty, healthy and inexpensive recipes specially for AmeriCorps
December 3, 2019

Cooking healthy, delicious and affordable meals on a budget is easy. Read on for five great recipes made with AmeriCorps…

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