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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 alums.

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The Value of a Mentor
March 8, 2022

When I am asked to describe what ‘mentorship’ means to me, I think of City Year. I am reminded of…

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Education
Social-emotional learning support with Dr. Robert Balfanz
November 18, 2021

City Year San José/Silicon Valley spoke with Dr. Robert Balfanz about the importance of social-emotional learning in order for students…

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Our Community
A Year Like No Other – Letter from ED
April 6, 2021

City Year San José/Silicon Valley’s service year has been like no other in our 27 years of service to this…

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Our Impact
A Racial Equity Summit to Commemorate Dr. King
January 26, 2021

On January 18, 2021, City Year San José/Silicon Valley celebrated the 35th national Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday by organizing…

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Benefits & Resources
City Year Partners with Hulu for A Virtual Career Week Event
August 13, 2020

From August 3rd-7th, City Year partnered with Hulu to offer a career and professional development experience like no other! This…

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Our Alumni
How Does City Year Prepare Young Adults for Career in Covid-era? The Answer is In the Numbers.
July 21, 2020

As employers continue to hire individuals with the right skills for limited positions, how does City Year prepare young adults…

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The Corps
Self-care during hard times
April 24, 2020

How do you practice self-care? If you’re not sure, ask yourself these questions.

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The Corps
If only you knew
April 6, 2020

This poem is a written reflection that Maraina Weyl (San José/ Silicon Valley ’20) wrote in the early transition from…

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Opening Day photo of the 2011-2012 Deloitte sponsored City Year Team, in Chicago.
Our Alumni
Lighting the path forward
April 1, 2020

City Year is designed to improvise and conquer new challenges. Whether in a classroom, hallway, office, cafeteria or outdoor space,…

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San Jose skyline
Benefits & Resources
Digital Resources for our San Jose Community (Updated)
March 24, 2020

One of City Year’s core values is teamwork. We strive to work powerfully together in a unified effort to achieve…

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City Year AmeriCorps members and community volunteers paint a large mural at San Antonio Elementary School for MLK Day of Service
The Corps
A Team Leaders’s perspective on MLK Day of Service
February 24, 2020

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service celebrates his legacy by mobilizing thousands of Americorps members and community volunteers in…

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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 6, 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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National Partners