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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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City Year Philly Impact Manager Spotlight (Part 2): Star Taylor

In this multi-part blog series, we’re spotlighting three City Year Philly (CYP) Impact Managers who are in various stages of…

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City Year Philly Impact Manager Spotlight (Part 1): Amy Siever
November 9, 2021

City Year’s Impact Managers (IMs) fill a uniquely important role. They lead a team of AmeriCorps members serving in Philadelphia…

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Celebrating Filipino-American Leaders in our Community
November 4, 2021

This past October marked Filipino American Heritage Month, celebrating Filipino culture and the immense impact and contributions that the Filipino…

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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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The Corps
City Year Los Angeles Opening Day 2021
October 27, 2021

Earlier this month we virtually welcomed our 2021-22 AmeriCorps class, marking the official beginning of our 15th year of service in Los Angeles and Inglewood.    Our Opening Day celebration…

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Our Community
Introducing City Year Philly’s New 2021-22 School Partners
October 14, 2021

Fall weather is gradually settling in, and the 2021-22 school year is well underway! This year, City Year Philadelphia is…

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City Year Greater Boston Announces Monica Roberts as New Executive Director
October 5, 2021

BOSTON – City Year Greater Boston, an education nonprofit that recruits young adults for a year of service in public schools, is pleased to…

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Celebrating equity champion Emerald Anderson-Ford, City Year New Hampshire ’09, ‘10
September 30, 2021

As an activist and equity strategist, Emerald has committed her life’s work to both finding joy and the liberation of…

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Equity
#WeNeedBlackTeachers – Q&A with Darryl Bundrige, City Year Philly Executive Director

In September 2021, the Center for Black Educator Development, a frequent City Year Philly collaborator, launched a new campaign called…

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Views from City Year: Opening Day 2021
September 29, 2021

On Saturday, September 18, City Year New Hampshire kicked off our 2021-22 service year with our annual Opening Day ceremony….

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Our Community
Hispanic Heritage Month Interview with City Year L.A.’s New Executive Director, Dr. Sandra Cano
September 24, 2021

  City Year Los Angeles’ Executive Director Dr. Sandra Cano sat down with our Team Leader at Jefferson High School, Jaime Romero, to chat about what her…

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