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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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Education
City Year Los Angeles Teacher Spotlight
February 12, 2020

City Year AmeriCorps members work side-by-side in collaboration with their partner teachers to fully support their students in the classroom. We are…

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Our Alumni
Care Force Alumni Spotlight: Warren Basla

All the way from the city of Norristown, Pennsylvania, Warren Basla served in City Year Philadelphia at Universal Daroff Charter…

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City Year Columbus alum Alen Amimi stands in a group hug with his teammates
Our Alumni
#cyhead2toe: Alums reflect on a decade of service
February 6, 2020

we invited several members of our 32,000+ alumni community to share short uniform stories that explore the power and potential…

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Education
SXSW EDU: Focusing on Equity to Address Chronic Absenteeism
January 28, 2020

What does it take to reduce chronic absenteeism? Practices that address educational inequities and ensure students feel seen, heard and…

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Students and AmeriCorps member
Education
Advancing equity and social-emotional learning through relationships
December 17, 2019

City Year and Search Institute have been working together since 2017 to explore how City Year AmeriCorps members in Columbus,…

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City Year AmeriCorps members facilitate Hour of Code for students
Education
City Year shares the adventure of coding through Hour of Code
December 10, 2019

City Year, Hour of Code and digital learning opportunities City Year is sharing fun and engaging Hour of Code activities…

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Jim Balfanz, President and CEO of City Year
Our Alumni
James A. Balfanz Announced as City Year CEO
December 6, 2019

Please join us in congratulating Jim Balfanz on his appointment as CEO of City Year.

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Education
Literacy and lifelong learning at City Year: 21 Books to gift this holiday season
November 26, 2019

Books form the backbone of our conversations, interactions and the collaborative learning experiences that bind us to one another. This…

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Our Alumni
Leader for Life: Meet City Year Milwaukee Alumna, Kiesha Johnnies
November 20, 2019

My name is Kiesha Johnnies and I proudly served with City Year Milwaukee’s FOUNDING corps. Yes, founding corps. What does…

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AmeriCorps member is on playground with students while they play
Education
Elevating student voice through the HSA
November 13, 2019

Honoring, engaging and elevating student voice is central to City Year’s Whole School, Whole Child work in schools. Learn more…

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Our Alumni
Care Force Alumni Spotlight: Ken Wakwe

Introducing Ken Wakwe! We were able to have a chat with Ken Wakwe and talk about his service with City Year. We talked to him about his recent roles and how he uses…

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Shannon Luby greets students
Our Impact
Starting the School Day Strong: Power Greeting Promotes Attendance and a Positive School Environment
November 7, 2019

Each weekday, I wake up promptly at 5:30 am. I start my day with a nice cup of coffee and…

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