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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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The Corps
A Day in The Life
May 15, 2024

Throughout the school year, the City Year New Orleans corps spends 10-12 hours a day serving students and supporting teachers….

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The Corps
Resources to support the mental health and well-being of our corps
May 13, 2024

Here are four ways we work to support City Year AmeriCorps member wellbeing and mental health during their service year…

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The Corps
Top Reasons Why You’ll Love Living and Working In Memphis
May 9, 2024

Living and working in Memphis can be a great option for young people, from affordable housing and a vibrant culture…

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Our Impact
Meet City Year Detroit’s Team Bethune & Team Gompers
May 8, 2024

City Year Detroit AmeriCorps members serve as Student Success Coaches from the morning bell to the end of the day…

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The Corps
Supporting the Next Generation of Teachers
May 6, 2024

Each May, organizations and communities across the nation celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week, coming together to express gratitude to the educators…

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Our Alumni
City Year Honors Young Alum Derek Qiu
April 30, 2024

The City Year Alumni Leadership Awards, presented by Truist, are City Year’s highest alumni recognition. The awards recognize outstanding alums…

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Our Impact
City Year Detroit School Partner Spotlight – Laurielle Martin

  City Year Detroit’s school team at Gompers Elementary-Middle School nominated Ms. Laurielle Martin for our School Partner Spotlight because…

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Our Impact
City Year Detroit School Partner Spotlight – Linda Jackson

  City Year Detroit’s school team at Bethune Elementary-Middle School nominated Mrs. Linda Jackson for our School Partner Spotlight because…

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Benefits & Resources
How to use your Segal Education Award
April 29, 2024

Did you know that one of the key benefits AmeriCorps members receive is access to the Segal Education Award to…

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Our Impact
An Inclusive Approach To Financial Literacy
April 25, 2024

What does it mean to take a holistic approach to financial wellness? How do you take the full context of…

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Education
We Can’t Do It Alone: A Conversation with Duval County School Board Chair Darryl Willie
April 24, 2024

Throughout his personal and professional life, Duval County School Board Chair Darryl Willie has developed a keen eye for what…

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The Corps
Why Serving With City Year Memphis Could Be A Great Next Step

Fernecia Humphrey, City Year Memphis ‘23, decided she wanted a second year of service with City Year after the 2022-2023…

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