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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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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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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 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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The Corps
Overcoming Impostor Syndrome
May 1, 2023

One of City Year’s founding stories is Ubuntu, “I am a person through other people. My humanity is tied to…

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How City Year centers equity and community in research
April 17, 2023

As City Year centers equity in our research work, we’ve defined and adjusted new capacities: community-based action research, trend forecasting…

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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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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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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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Fostering Men of Color in Education
March 29, 2023

By: Elias Khoury, City Year Detroit AmeriCorps member serving Bethune Elementary-Middle School  One reason behind the racial achievement gap is…

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Benefits & Resources
Frequently asked questions
March 22, 2023

Topics include: When will I get paid? How many hours should I expect to work each day? Are we required…

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