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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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City Year alum and staff member Michael Stevens, 2023 Staff Alumni Impact Award winner
Our Alumni
Celebrating mentor and City Year alum Michael Stevens
June 6, 2023

Michael Stevens is currently senior vice president and executive director of City Year D.C. He was honored with the 2022…

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City Year alum and staff member Nicole Tsang, 2023 Staff Alumni Impact Award winner
Our Alumni
Celebrating City Year alum Nicole Tsang
May 31, 2023

Nicole Tsang is a City Year New York alum and current City Year National staff member. She was honored with…

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Education
How social-emotional supports build math confidence
May 24, 2023

City Year AmeriCorps members are transforming math anxiety into math confidence every day through social-emotional learning.

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Education
Compass Academy develops leaders and learners
May 9, 2023

Compass Academy, a charter public school in Denver, is thriving by holistically supporting its middle school students, many of whom…

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Our Community
Haitian Heritage Month to Me
May 8, 2023

Please listen to the above song during or after you read through this piece: “Kay Blan (Se Pa Lè Poun…

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Our Alumni
City Year alums: A lifetime of impact
May 3, 2023

When our AmeriCorps members become alums at the end of the school year, they continue to lead and serve—bringing valuable…

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Our Community
A Cause Worth Celebrating
May 2, 2023

My first year as a City Year Corps member has been filled with lows and highs. Reporting to school at…

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City Year alum Yvonne Garcia
Our Alumni
Celebrating City Year alum Yvonne Garcia
April 24, 2023

Yvonne’s journey as an educator started as an AmeriCorps member with City Year San Antonio. She is now an award-winning…

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Our Impact
City Year 101: Math Interventions and Tutoring
April 14, 2023

In this ongoing series, we’re taking a deep dive into various areas of City Year Philadelphia’s (CYP’s) work with students….

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Education
Afterschool programs can be safe spaces for students
April 12, 2023

Caring adults, including AmeriCorps members, can help to create learning environments where young people thrive and feel welcomed and valued.

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Education
Celebrate National School Librarian Day!
April 6, 2023

As the name suggests, National School Librarian Day allows people to appreciate school librarians and everything they do for schools…

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Our Community
Passionate Journeys: Exploring AmeriCorps Members’ Interests Outside of Service
March 30, 2023

As a City Year Philadelphia (CYP) AmeriCorps member, it’s easy to get consumed in the day-to-day of service. Having hobbies…

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National Strategic Partners
National Partners