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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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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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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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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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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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City Year San Jose Career Prep
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Preparing for life after City Year
March 11, 2016

Being a City Year AmeriCorps member is not only a transformative opportunity to make a lasting impact in the lives…

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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.
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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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City Year Columbia FAQs
July 24, 2014

How can I get around without a car? What’s it like to serve in Columbia? We answer all your top…

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