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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 alumni.

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The Corps
Serve a second City Year on Civic Engagement Team
December 21, 2022

City Year AmeriCorps members who are interested in serving another year have the opportunity to apply for the civic engagement…

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Our Impact
The Impact of Individualized Support
December 20, 2022

    I grew up in Lexington,Massachusetts, a town that is well known for two things: being the start of…

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Our Impact
The power of greeting students every morning

City Year AmeriCorps members greet and welcome students to school every morning to start the day on a positive note.

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The Corps
The Impact of Service
December 13, 2022

One of the most interesting parts of service is the people that you meet along the way. From the staff…

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Our Community
Trust is a building block for learning
December 12, 2022

This blog is based on an AmeriCorps member training guide sponsored by Colgate, which in 2022 awarded City Year the…

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Our Impact
Student growth in and out of the classroom
December 6, 2022

The best thing about serving with the same students for two years is that you’re able to see a more…

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The Corps
Five cities where you can make a difference with City Year
December 1, 2022

Thinking about applying to serve with City Year, but not sure where? Well, lucky for you, City Year is serving…

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Our Impact
Catching up and keeping up in the classroom
November 30, 2022

Student learning involves a combination of “catching up” and “keeping up” in the classroom. Here is how City Year AmeriCorps…

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Our Impact
City Year Detroit announces New Board Chair: Tonya Adair
November 29, 2022

City Year has been in the midst of a leadership transition as we begin the 2022-23 school year, welcoming a…

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Our Impact
Red Jacket Ceremony at City Year Detroit

  On October 28, 2023, City Year Detroit AmeriCorps members participated in a Red Jacket Ceremony. My name is Mary…

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Our Impact
Reactive to Proactive | City Year San Antonio’s Five-Year Pandemic Recovery Plan
November 28, 2022

The 2021 – 2022 academic year marked our 25th year of partnership with the San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD)….

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The Corps
Serving Today for a Better Tomorrow
November 22, 2022

Hello there! My name is Mark Nealon and I am the proud Team Leader this year at Brighton High School,…

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