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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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Ending My Service Year in Quarantine
May 15, 2020

Waking up at 9am. Microsoft Teams calls. Zoom Calls. Virtual high-fives. “Don’t forget to screenshot!” This is the new normal,…

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The Corps
Finding my calling through service
May 11, 2020

Coming to City Year through a non-traditional path means using your service year to dive into what you want to…

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The Corps
Five ways you can support City Year San Antonio
April 30, 2020

Our service model during the school closures supports teachers and students as they shift their instruction and learning to a virtual…

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Our Impact
Idealism in Action: Jesus & Lucie’s Story
April 28, 2020

  Meet Lucie and Jesus. Lucie is a City Year AmeriCorps Member serving here in Kansas City. She is a…

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City Year Alum, Emily Wasek, poses with her partner teacher at a Duval County Public School.
Our Alumni
Closure to my Service Year in the Form of Popcorn Chicken

Alum, Emily Wasek, shares when she knew she was responsible for great change in her students’ lives.

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The Corps
Building new partnerships in a school

Serving as an AmeriCorps member in a school that is new to City Year can be both challenging and empowering….

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The Corps
Nuestra Herencia a poem by AmeriCorps member Ángel Medina
April 27, 2020

Nuestra Herencia Estos niños son joven Pero en sus ojos, se ve la vejez En los días en que están…

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The Corps
Self-Care During Hard Times
April 24, 2020

How do you practice self-care? If you’re not sure, ask yourself these questions.

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Our Impact
Service Beyond the Classroom – Get to Know CYP’s Civic Engagement Team

In 1988 Michael Brown and Alan Khazei, founders of City Year, established the organization on the idea that one person…

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Hector and his team
The Corps
AmeriCorps Member Spotlight
April 23, 2020

My students have impacted me, as much as I have impacted them because they help me to understand what students…

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The Corps
Prepare for the career you want through service
April 21, 2020

Wondering how City Year can help you grow professionally? Read on to learn how service can help jumpstart your career.

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The Corps
Life as a City Year AmeriCorps Member During COVID-19
April 20, 2020

  As the health pandemic that is COVID-19 has come in and disrupted the first half 2020 for the entire…

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