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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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City Year 101: Math Interventions and Tutoring
April 14, 2023

In this ongoing series, we’re taking a deep dive into various areas of City Year Philadelphia’s (CYP’s) work with students….

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AmeriCorps members participate in morning greeting to students.
Education
Afterschool programs can be safe spaces for students
April 12, 2023

Caring adults, including AmeriCorps members, can help to create learning environments where young people thrive and feel welcomed and valued.

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Education
Celebrate National School Librarian Day!
April 6, 2023

As the name suggests, National School Librarian Day allows people to appreciate school librarians and everything they do for schools…

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Our Community
Passionate Journeys: Exploring AmeriCorps Members’ Interests Outside of Service
March 30, 2023

As a City Year Philadelphia (CYP) AmeriCorps member, it’s easy to get consumed in the day-to-day of service. Having hobbies…

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Our Impact
Meet Impact Coach Deanne Austin
March 29, 2023

  Meet City Year Detroit’s newest Impact Coach, Deanne Austin! Impact Coaches are the instructional experts who work with AmeriCorps…

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Equity
Fostering Men of Color in Education

By: Elias Khoury, City Year Detroit AmeriCorps member serving Bethune Elementary-Middle School  One reason behind the racial achievement gap is…

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Education
Why building trust in schools matters
March 13, 2023

The Everyone Graduates Center’s multi-year research project on City Year’s holistic support services shows how our approach increases trust in…

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Our Community
Empowering women leaders through mentorship
March 8, 2023

City Year Little Rock kicks off our inaugural Women’s Leadership Council, a new mentoring program for our female-identifying corps members.

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Our Community
International Women’s Day
March 6, 2023

Any day of the year is the perfect opportunity to celebrate and support the women in your life. However, March…

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Our Community
The Origins of Black History Month and Why We Celebrate It

The story of Black History Month begins in 1915, half a century after the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the…

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Our Impact
City Year 101: Literacy Interventions and Tutoring
February 28, 2023

AmeriCorps members at Southwark School kicked off the 2022-23 school year with a free book fair to instill a love…

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students and City Year AmeriCorps members at Mabelvale Elementary School in Little Rock
Education
New resource to expand educational equity for students

Together with a core group of leading organizations that includes City Year, the National Partnership for Student Success releases a…

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