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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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AmeriCorps Members getting ready for Opening Day
The Corps
Views from City Year: Opening Day 2021
September 29, 2021

On Saturday, September 18, City Year New Hampshire kicked off our 2021-22 service year with our annual Opening Day ceremony….

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AmeriCorps member Samantha Richard poses in the classroom with a book she plans to read to her first grade students.
The Corps
5 Things I Wish I Knew
August 3, 2021

Each year, City Year New Orleans welcomes a new group of talented and dedicated AmeriCorps members. Over their year of…

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An AmeriCorps member in her red jacket smiles and holds a sign that displays her name Ms. Rogers and also says Future Teacher. She is standing on the front lawn of ARISE Academy
Our Alumni
Celebrating Future Teachers of America Day!
November 20, 2020

Today City Year New Orleans celebrates Future Teachers of America Day! Every year, 20% of our AmeriCorps members become teachers…

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The Entergy team serving at Arthur Ashe Charter school gathers for a City Year team picture in the outdoor garden classroom
The Corps
Who’s Serving in 2020-21?
October 9, 2020

We are thrilled to share a few highlights and shout-outs for our six school teams. Even in the face of…

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A young student writes a note of appreciation on a clipboard. Drawing and note are a thank you for her City Year AmeriCorps member
Our Impact
3 Little Reasons to Serve
February 27, 2020

What 3 first graders have to tell you about serving with City Year They may be little, but they have…

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Our Impact
The power of lunch time
October 23, 2019

In 2017, Brad Montague, creator of the popular YouTube series Kid President, gave a talk on how to be a…

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Education
City Year’s tiered interventions explained!

At my City Year partner school, AmeriCorps members provide at-risk students with routine and personalized interventions throughout the year. Interventions…

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city year americorps member kneeling at a students desk in a full classroom while a teacher teaches
The Corps
From the eyes of an AmeriCorps member

Those who serve with City Year spend long days devoting their time and effort to helping schools and communities throughout…

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The Corps
#MeetAnAmeriCorpsMember with Kathleen McShane

Our City Year AmeriCorps members make a difference in students’ lives! Kathleen McShane proudly serves at Langston Hughes Academy. She…

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The Corps
#MeetAnAmeriCorpsMember with Julia Mattingly

Meet AmeriCorps member Julia Mattingly! She proudly serves at Arthur Ashe Charter School where she works all day, every day…

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The Corps
Meet an AmeriCorps Member with Traneshia Stormer

Meet AmeriCorps member Traneshia Stormer, who proudly serves at ARISE Academy. She discusses her favorite times to spend with students…

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Benefits & Resources
Top 4 tips to know before applying to City Year New Orleans
May 22, 2019

New Orleans is known as a city of revelry and festivals and as a resilient and diverse community. You can…

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