be_ixf;ym_202407 d_14; ct_50 YES! I want to make a difference TODAY!

Our stories

Read a collection of stories and learn from the perspectives and experiences of our City Year AmeriCorps members, students, partners and alums.

Filter by
two AmeriCorps members walk together through hallway in conversation
Benefits & Resources
Top five skills employers want you to have today
July 8, 2024

Read more and check the City Year blog to learn the soft skills our corps members gain through a year…

Read the story
Our Impact
National service builds critical workforce, civic and life skills
June 5, 2024

A new research project, the City Year Alumni Bridging Study, explores how the national service program AmeriCorps prepares young people…

Read the story
The Corps
City Year builds pathways into teaching for diverse future educators
May 29, 2024

City Year’s innovative teacher pathway program is helping to address two of the biggest challenges facing public education today: teacher…

Read the story
Bulletin board with inspirational and positive notes.
The Corps
Resources to support the mental health and well-being of our corps
May 13, 2024

Here are four ways we work to support City Year AmeriCorps member wellbeing and mental health during their service year…

Read the story
The Corps
Top Reasons Why You’ll Love Living and Working In Memphis
May 9, 2024

Living and working in Memphis can be a great option for young people, from affordable housing and a vibrant culture…

Read the story
The Corps
Supporting the Next Generation of Teachers
May 6, 2024

Each May, organizations and communities across the nation celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week, coming together to express gratitude to the educators…

Read the story
Our Alumni
City Year Honors Young Alum Derek Qiu
April 30, 2024

The City Year Alumni Leadership Awards, presented by Truist, are City Year’s highest alumni recognition. The awards recognize outstanding alums…

Read the story
City Year AmeriCorps member service volunteer teaching
Benefits & Resources
How to use your Segal Education Award
April 29, 2024

Did you know that one of the key benefits AmeriCorps members receive is access to the Segal Education Award to…

Read the story
The Corps
Why Serving With City Year Memphis Could Be A Great Next Step
April 24, 2024

Fernecia Humphrey, City Year Memphis ‘23, decided she wanted a second year of service with City Year after the 2022-2023…

Read the story
The Corps
Understanding the importance of equitable access to financial literacy
April 9, 2024

In recognition of Financial Literacy Month, City Year AmeriCorps members are exploring the importance of financial literacy for young people’s…

Read the story
The Corps
Diversity, leadership and community: reflections of an HBCU alum
April 3, 2024

If you speak with an HBCU alum about their experience, you’ll quickly learn that service to the community is one…

Read the story
Kansas City skyline with a building and a park. Description automatically generated with medium confidence.
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…

Read the story
National Strategic Partners
National Partners