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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
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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Benefits & Resources
Adventure awaits when you serve in Tulsa
October 23, 2019

While working on her City Year application, Jessica Butay reached the question: ‘Where would you like to apply to serve?’…

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Our Alumni
#HumansOfCYTulsa: service with City Year helps alumnus develop passion, skills and purpose to fight food insecurity

My time with City Year Tulsa has and will continue to serve as the foundation for my lifelong mission to…

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The Corps
Would you like your ¿café con leche? New affinity group celebrates Latinx culture and serves Hispanic students

Café Con Leche is one of the newest affinity groups at City Year Tulsa, created this year to bring together…

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Our Impact
Help ‘pave a path’ for student success in Tulsa: an open letter from our executive director

Tulsa students are looking for someone who believes in them and will show up for them every single day. Many…

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The Corps
#HumansofCYTulsa: remembering and respecting Native American Heritage Month

Many students in Northeast Oklahoma have the honor of being a tribal citizen and I have the honor myself. Tribal…

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Education
Welcome the new District Learning Network of school leaders
October 22, 2019

The District Learning Network gathers several times throughout the year, both in-person and virtually, discussing shared challenges and surfacing strategies,…

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The Corps
Tips for a successful year of service with City Year Tulsa
May 31, 2019

So, you’re thinking about applying to City Year Tulsa? Yes! We’re excited to hear you’re interested in joining us at…

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The Corps
Seven cities where you can make a difference to students
May 28, 2019

Explore seven cities where we have a need for extraordinary young people to serve and mentor students.

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The Corps
Adventure awaits no matter where you serve with City Year
May 21, 2019

While working on her City Year application, Jessica Butay reached the question: Where would you like to apply to serve?…

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a collage of photos from service: a team of AmeriCorps members, An americorps member sitting at a desk with a student, and portraits of Sally and Ryan
The Corps
Take two on service: why my school team leader decided to return for another year of service.
November 6, 2018

Ryan Tierney currently serves as my school’s Team Leader at McLain Junior and Senior High; he served his first year…

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The Corps
Voices from the field: teaching’s challenges and rewards
November 20, 2017

Growing up, I loved everything that came with attending my local public schools in Milledgeville, Georgia. From a very young…

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