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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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Our Alumni
A note in honor of AmeriCorps Appreciation Month
March 26, 2020

As the heart of this organization, we simply could not do this work without you. Thank you.

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Our Alumni
Celebrating Women’s History Month: how womanism can heal
March 11, 2020

A City Year alum who now works for City Year Detroit shares her reflections during Women’s History Month about the…

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Our Alumni
Lessons learned from City Year to Peace Corps
March 2, 2020

Going from City Year to Peace Corps was a natural “next step” for this alum. Read on to learn how…

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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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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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Peace Corps to City Year AmeriCorps
Our Alumni
Choosing a life of service: from Peace Corps to City Year
October 30, 2019

When you’ve been a part of something greater than yourself it’s impossible to return to business as usual. I knew…

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Our Alumni
Alumni Profile: Andrea Encarnacao Martin
October 8, 2019

“My City Year experience helped confirm for me how powerful active listening can be in building an authentic bond with…

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Our Alumni
Meet City Year’s newest alums

Despite how challenging service can be at times, 91% of new alumni said they believe that they “had a positive…

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City Year Boston Alum now teaching in boston
Our Alumni
Alumni profile: Kevin Dua (Boston, ’10, ’11)
August 17, 2019

As a history teacher at Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School, City Year Boston alumnus Kevin Dua (’10,’11) spends his…

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Our Alumni
Meet Our 2019 Comcast NBCUniversal Leadership Award Winners
July 16, 2019

Since 2005, Comcast NBCUniversal has recognized 77 City Year alumni with our highest alumni recognition–the Comcast NBCUniversal Leadership Award. 

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Our Alumni
From Hawai’i to Tulsa to teaching, a City Year AmeriCorps member reflects on two years of service
July 15, 2019

In the spring of 2017, Jessica Butay, a Hawai’i native who was about to graduate from college in Colorado, had…

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