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Our stories

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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The Corps
Balancing a part-time job with your service year: A guide to working while serving
January 30, 2023

First-Year ACM Taryn Painter (back row, second from left) with her Kensington High School team. To support AmeriCorps members, City…

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Our Community
City Year Marches for Unity: San Antonio’s 36th MLK Jr. March
January 26, 2023

“Everyone can be great because everyone can serve.”  – Martin Luther King Jr.   City Year San Antonio was honored…

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Benefits & Resources
Support student well-being as a school social worker
January 24, 2023

Serving with City Year can help lay the foundation for a career in social work. Learn more about service with…

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Benefits & Resources
Five qualities that will make you a great mentor
January 17, 2023

City Year AmeriCorps members make great mentors for the students we serve. Learn more about what it takes to be…

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Education
Reimagining our schools by building trust
January 10, 2023

Reimagine education: building trust in schools To educators, parents, youth advocates and changemakers, The pandemic experience has highlighted—perhaps more than…

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Our Alumni
City Year can prepare you for a career in change management
January 6, 2023

Learn to be a change agent during service with City Year AmeriCorps for a potential career in change management.

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Education
Creating environments for learning math
December 28, 2022

Math is a critically important subject but can be intimidating. City Year AmeriCorps members can create a welcoming, fun and…

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Our Impact
Supporting English Language Learners in the Classroom
December 22, 2022

Starting a service year with City Year, I was nervous about what the experience would be like. Now that I’ve…

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The Corps
The Impact of Service
December 13, 2022

One of the most interesting parts of service is the people that you meet along the way. From the staff…

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Our Community
Trust is a building block for learning
December 12, 2022

This blog is based on an AmeriCorps member training guide sponsored by Colgate, which in 2022 awarded City Year the…

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Our Impact
Reactive to Proactive | City Year San Antonio’s Five-Year Pandemic Recovery Plan
November 28, 2022

The 2021 – 2022 academic year marked our 25th year of partnership with the San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD)….

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Buffalo Collegiate Team
Our Impact
Meet the Team: Buffalo Collegiate Charter School
November 18, 2022

Meet the 2022-2023 AmeriCorps Members who are serving with City Year at Buffalo Collegiate Charter School!

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