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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 alums.

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Meet City Year Detroit Board Chair, Tonya Adair
December 15, 2023

  Tonya Adair is the Chief Development, Diversity, and Engagement Officer at United Way for Southeastern Michigan and City Year…

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The Corps
Empowering Student Success Coaches at the Black Men in Education Convening
December 13, 2023

A reflection from two of City Year Buffalo’s Student Success Coaches who attended the Black Men in Education Convening (BMEC)…

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BCM team at Success Prep
The Corps
Alumni Spotlight: Jessica Ramirez
December 12, 2023

Meet City Year New Orleans alum Jessica Ramirez! Jessica served as an AmeriCorps member at the Baptist Community Ministries team…

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Education
Maddy Allen – Reflecting on my time at City Year
December 11, 2023

Reflecting on my Time at City Year Maddy Allen ’17 Upon reflecting on my time at City Year, I realized…

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Our Impact
City Year Dallas Uplift Announcement
November 2, 2023

We are thrilled to share some exciting news regarding City Year Dallas’ continued commitment to providing invaluable support to students…

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Our Alumni
When Service Changes Your Life – Erin Willis
October 23, 2023

City Year L.A. alum, Erin Willis (’17 and ’18), shared her story of impact and reflected on her years as…

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The Corps
Why I Serve
October 22, 2023

Growing up is hard. It’s filled with unexpected hurdles, setbacks, and falls. But most importantly, with age comes growth. It’s…

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The Corps
Reflecting on Three Decades of AmeriCorps: Celebrating the 30th Anniversary
October 19, 2023

  This year marks a momentous time in AmeriCorps’ legacy – thirty years of commitment to national service. At its…

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The Corps
The Ripple Effects of Mentorship: Bianca Samayoa
October 12, 2023

What does it really mean to have someone, a mentor, change your life? The concept of being part of that…

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The Corps
Prioritizing Self-Care for Mental Well-being

Focusing on self-care is essential for everyone, especially those with a mental health condition. It is a fundamental human right…

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The Corps
Dedicating My City Year Red Jacket to the Shining Stars of Jacksonville Elementary

I dedicated my City Year Red jacket to the kids I work with at Jacksonville Elementary. These wonderful children have…

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The Corps
Honoring the Legacy: National Cherish Black Women Day

Dear Resilient Black Women, You embody royalty and strength, forever reigning as queens and warriors. The indomitable spirit that shattered…

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