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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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Academic Gains During COVID-19
April 13, 2021

Destiny Harden serves as an AmeriCorps member in a 4th grade ELA classroom on the Edleman Family Foundation team serving…

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Our Impact
AT&T Believes at Home – Virtual Event #2 (2020)- An Alternative Way of Doing Service 
April 12, 2021

For our second Team Care Force virtual event we partnered with AT&T, getting a little creative in how we develop virtual service….

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The Corps
Reflecting on my Service Year
April 7, 2021

      As I look back on this unique year of service, I feel grateful. My City Year experience…

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Our Community
A Year Like No Other – Letter from ED
April 6, 2021

City Year San José/Silicon Valley’s service year has been like no other in our 27 years of service to this…

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Our Alumni
Continuing with Service Beyond City Year!
April 2, 2021

In honor of AmeriCorps month, we caught up with 6 of our alumni who have continued with national service beyond…

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Benefits & Resources
Thinking about a year of service in Kansas City? Here’s what recruiters think you should know.

Experience with kids is a plus, but it’s not the only way to stand out. Tutoring and mentoring kids is…

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Our Community
City Year Philly FY21 Partnership Roundup Q3
April 1, 2021

Note: Any in-person event photos were taken prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.    Olney Team Professional Development Event with Team Sponsor Firstrust Bank  Facilitators…

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The Corps
Lessons Learned from two years of City Year service
March 30, 2021

Amari has learned to lead with empathy throughout his two years of service with City Year AmeriCorps. Learn more about…

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Our Impact
A Foray into Virtual Service
March 29, 2021

  Care Force has gone through many changes and innovations over the years and 2020 has certainly been exemplary of…

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Our Alumni
Alumni Spotlight: Amanda Gamble, Chief Service Officer of the City of Philadelphia
March 26, 2021

Left: Amanda Gamble during her time serving with City Year Philadelphia in 2011-2012.  Right: Amanda with Mayor Jim Kenney and…

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Our Impact
From City Year to Career 
March 25, 2021

Formulating a L.A.C.Y (or “Life After City Year”) plan is an integral part of the City Year experience. From mentorship…

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Our Community
FAIRWINDS Foundation Sponsors Financial Literacy
March 24, 2021

City Year Orlando is proud to announce FAIRWINDS Foundation as a new partner in our work through their investment in City Year Orlando AmeriCorps members…

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