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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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A student and AmeriCorps member working together on a math problem.
Benefits & Resources
Five nonprofit management scholarships for City Year alums
December 4, 2017

City Year empowers you to lead your peers, build relationships with students and the communities you serve and partner with…

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Our Alumni
A message from our CEO and co-founder on recent events in Charlottesville
August 14, 2017

“Like millions of my fellow Americans, I was outraged and saddened by the events in Charlottesville this weekend. City Year…

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City Year AmeriCorps members planning with a teacher in a classroom
Our Alumni
Meet our 2017 Comcast NBCUniversal Leadership Awards winners
July 12, 2017

Since 2005, Comcast NBCUniversal has recognized 67 City Year alumni with our highest alumni recognition, the Comcast NBCUniversal Leadership Award.

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Benefits & Resources
Five strategies for confronting oppression [voices from the field]
May 29, 2017

As we struggle as a country to grasp why some people are given opportunities while others struggle just to get to…

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Benefits & Resources
Use a gap year to strengthen your law school application
January 23, 2017

Interested in law school? One university partner believes that a gap year allows applicants the opportunity to gain valuable skills.

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Our Alumni
Champion Profile: Tushara Canekeratne
May 19, 2016

From her earliest days growing up in Colombo, Sri Lanka, entrepreneur and philanthropist Tushara Canekeratne understood the power of relationships…

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Benefits & Resources
3 tips for AmeriCorps alumni applying to graduate school
April 21, 2016

City Year helped me understand our education system through service in schools and through a university partnership that helped me…

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Benefits & Resources
Top 3 soft skills employers want you to have
April 5, 2016

Read more and check the City Year blog to learn the soft skills our corps members gain through a year…

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Benefits & Resources
Surviving the housing headache
March 3, 2016

Read on for advice from a City Year alum on finding housing before a year of service

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An AmeriCorps member looks ahead at the city skyline.
Benefits & Resources
Tips and tricks for a great application
September 30, 2014

How do you make your application stand out? Check out these tips from our recruitment staff

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National Strategic Partners
National Partners