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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 alumni.

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Benefits & Resources
Why you should serve with City Year Philadelphia
October 8, 2019

There is so much to love about living and working in Philadelphia. Between the scenic parks, accessible art, delicious food and the…

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Education
Shining a light on social-emotional learning
October 2, 2019

We’re excited that City Year will be presenting in Chicago this week at CASEL’s first Social and Emotional Learning conference,…

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Benefits & Resources
4 public policy program scholarships for City Year alumni
October 1, 2019

If you’re interested in positively shaping your community through policy, you’ll want to check out some of our University Partnerships….

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Benefits & Resources
How a year in service can propel a masters in public administration
September 24, 2019

Through City Year’s University Partnership with the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania, Walker took advantage of…

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Benefits & Resources
Four counseling and psychology program scholarships for City Year alumni

City Year has more 20 University Partnerships that offer alumni scholarships for graduate-level programs in the mental health field. Here’s…

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Benefits & Resources
Relocating to serve isn’t easy; we want to help
September 10, 2019

Moving is something that’s not only logistically challenging but can also be a strain financially, particularly when you’re learning to…

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Education
The Oak Foundation and City Year’s innovative partnership to support all learners
September 3, 2019

Early experience working in schools taught Heather Graham and Bethiel Girma Holton an important lesson that guides their work today…

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Benefits & Resources
Bites on a budget during your service year
August 20, 2019

Discovering new places to have a great meal is a fun way to get to know the community where you’ll…

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Benefits & Resources
Housing expert gives advice for City Year AmeriCorps members
August 13, 2019

In 2013, Ofo Ezeugwu was an undergraduate student atTemple University. He served as vice president of the student body and…

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Benefits & Resources
City Year Los Angeles: back to school 2019
August 12, 2019

The 2019-2020 school year is off to a great start not only because we get to reunite with teachers and…

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Benefits & Resources
Four undergraduate programs that offer City Year alumni scholarships
August 8, 2019

Learn more about four City Year partner universities that offer scholarships to City Year alums after their national service gap…

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Education
Afterschool and extracurricular programs help to make schools safe spaces for all students
July 25, 2019

For a lot of students, school is just a place where you’re getting yelled at, suspended or kicked out of…

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