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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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Meet City Year San Antonio’s Newest Board Members
December 22, 2021

Erv Lessel Managing Director, Deloitte Erv Lessel is a Deloitte Consulting Managing Director located in San Antonio, Texas. He is…

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Education
One-on-One Time Can Make All The Difference

At the beginning of the school year, I was finding it hard to connect with a fourth-grade student I was…

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The Corps
Service Coming Full Circle in the South Bronx
December 14, 2021

  Meet Marc! He’s a former CYNY student turned CYNY AmeriCorps member. Marc is a Bronx native who went to…

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Education
Breakfast for Champions Event Recap
November 22, 2021

City Year San Antonio hosted our Breakfast for Champions Event presented by Valero on Thursday, November 11th. The event was the…

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Education
Social-Emotional Learning Support with Dr. Robert Balfanz
November 18, 2021

What is necessary for students to thrive in education? The idea of what students need to succeed both in the…

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City Year in school service and teacher pathways
Education
City Year is nurturing diverse future teachers
November 10, 2021

Hundreds of City Year AmeriCorps members decide to become teachers after their year of service. We are doing more to…

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The Corps
The “mid-fall slump” and what to expect
November 2, 2021

Though this part of the City Year experience may be particularly challenging, it’s also normal! And we want you to…

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Education
Learnings about how approaches to research advance educational equity
September 21, 2021

City Year is on a learning journey to approach our research with an equity lens. Here’s what we have learned…

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Education
What schools want and need this year
September 7, 2021

Teachers and students know what they need this year—let’s listen to their feedback and insights to help guide our work…

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Education
Feedback from key partners: teachers and principals
August 25, 2021

Our school partners are clear: they want flexibility; academic and social-emotional support for their students; and help creating positive learning…

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Education
The Benefits of Social Emotional Learning
August 17, 2021

By Kate Seltzer, City Year Boston AmeriCorps member ’21 “You are my other me. When I do harm to you,…

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Education
Vote to help City Year win a spot at SXSW EDU!
August 10, 2021

Your ballot counts! Take a few minutes to help City Year share its vision for advancing educational equity and supporting…

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