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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 Columbus alum Alen Amimi stands in a group hug with his teammates
Our Alumni

#cyhead2toe: Alums reflect on a decade of service

January 8, 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 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

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

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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City Year AmeriCorps member in library with student

Literacy and lifelong learning at City Year: 21 Books to gift this holiday season

November 26, 2019

Books form the backbone of our conversations, interactions and the collaborative learning experiences that bind us to one another. This…

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City Year AmeriCorps member Kristina Stamm
Our Impact

Reflections on the start of service at City Year

November 20, 2019

Choosing to serve In April 2018, Kristina Stamm was working as an intake specialist at a local hospital. After graduating…

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AmeriCorps member is on playground with students while they play

Elevating student voice through the HSA

November 13, 2019

City Year’s holistic approach Honoring, engaging and elevating student voice is central to City Year’s whole child work in schools….

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Become a stronger literacy coach

November 5, 2019

What does building strong relationships with your students have to do with being a great literacy coach? Everything! City Year’s…

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National Strategic Partners

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  • AT&T logo
  • Comcast NBC/ Universal logo
  • CSX logo
  • Deloitte logo
  • New York Life Foundation logo
  • Pepsico logo
  • Red Nose Day logo

National Partners

  • Aramark logo
  • Bank of America logo
  • Bain Capital logo
  • Celanese logo
  • Santander logo