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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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From Student to City Year AmeriCorps Member 
May 21, 2020

Jazmin Larumbe is serving her first year as a City Year AmeriCorps member at Jefferson High School in South-Central Los…

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How a Global Pandemic Motivates Team Leader, Dia Vang, to Fight for Change

Team Leader, Dia Vang, shares how a global pandemic impacts her service and motivates her to continue to fight for…

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Meet Commodore: Reflection and Preparation Ahead of Next Year’s Service
May 20, 2020

At Casimir Pulaski High School, March was a big month for students and my City Year team. On March 4th…

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City Year Milwaukee AmeriCorps member tutoring students
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Day in the Life of a City Year Milwaukee AmeriCorps Member

Ever wonder what a “day in the life of a City Year AmeriCorps member” looks like while serving in schools?…

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Leading Through Tough Times Part II
May 19, 2020

    In Part I of our series “Leading Through Tough Times: An Interview with City Year Philly’s Executive Director, Darryl Bundrige,” the…

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Service in the Virtual Classroom

Our new reality has led to us adapting quickly and partnering closely with our school administrators and teachers.  Through this partnership, we’ve identified key…

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Supporting students during distance learning
May 18, 2020

City Year Orlando AmeriCorps members have shifted to a virtual training and service model to provide social, emotional and academic…

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Three important lessons my students taught me

Each City Year AmeriCorps member leaves their service year with significant memories of their time spent with students. Sometimes, they…

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An elementary school student wearing a bow and a backpack high-fives several AmeriCorps members as she arrives at school on time
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The power of building powerful relationships with students  
May 16, 2020

When I started my second year of service with City Year Milwaukee, I knew that building relationships with students was…

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Leadership After City Year: From Corps Member to Law School, Latin America, and Beyond
May 3, 2020

For Michael Harding, life since graduating from City Year Philadelphia in June of 2019 has been a continued pursuit of…

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Leading Through Tough Times: An Interview with City Year Philly’s Executive Director, Darryl Bundrige

No one could have predicted it. A health pandemic so severe it brings the entire globe, the entire international community,…

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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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