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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 alums.

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Reflecting on “The Black Man Can” Event: Celebrating Empowerment and Community
February 26, 2024

Last Friday afternoon, Dr. Michael Stevens, Executive Director of CYDC, and Gavin Ware, Managing Director of External Affairs, accompanied by…

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The Corps
Meet City Year Detroit’s Team Cody & Team Law!
February 23, 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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Our Impact
Grad School Support for AmeriCorps Members through Our Partner, C5LA

City Year L.A. has partnered with C5LA to provide college and grad-school application support for current AmeriCorps members. We have…

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Our Community
Reflecting on CYDC’s MLK Day of Service FY24
February 16, 2024

On Monday, January 15th, CYDC hosted MLK Day of Service bringing together volunteers, community members, and youths from across DC…

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Our Impact
City Year Milwaukee MLK Day: The Art of Change

“The men and women who rode the freedom buses through Alabama, who walked in Montgomery, who knelt in prayer in…

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The Corps
HBCU alum shares why she serves with City Year
February 14, 2024

Maybe you’ve heard of Howard University, Spellman College, Tennessee State or Morehouse? You’ve definitely heard of some of their most…

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The Corps
Living the Legacy
January 22, 2024

Connecting with the Corps – An AMC MLK Experience Did you know that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Day is…

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Equity
Embracing Tolerance in 2024: A Call to Combat Bullying and Build Inclusive Communities
January 19, 2024

As we step into 2024, it is a timely moment to revisit the importance of tolerance in our communities. This…

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Our Impact
3 ways student success coaches help schools thrive
January 11, 2024

Student success coaches (SSCs) are young people, ages 17 to 25, who serve with City Year on teams as tutors,…

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The Corps
Taco Bell Live Más Scholarship: Tips and Tricks
December 21, 2023

Taco Bell’s Live Más Scholarship application is now open until Jan. 3, 2023, and young adults ages 16-24—including City Year…

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The Corps
Inspiring Reflections and Future Visions: City Year Little Rock at the 30th AmeriCorps Anniversary Summit
December 20, 2023

A few staff members and City Year Little Rock corps leaders attended the 30th Anniversary AmeriCorps Summit held in Little…

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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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