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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 Columbus AmeriCorps member appreciation month
The Corps
Celebrating AmeriCorps week at City Year Columbus
March 14, 2022

During AmeriCorps celebration, we recognize the commitment of the millions of Americans who have chosen to serve and encourage more…

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Our Impact
The Value of a Mentor
March 8, 2022

When I am asked to describe what ‘mentorship’ means to me, I think of City Year. I am reminded of…

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Equity
Building diverse and equitable organizations: Q&A with Loren Hudson, Chief Diversity Officer at Comcast Cable

As part of City Year’s commitment to becoming an anti-racist organization, we are actively building Diversity, Belonging, Inclusion, and Equity…

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Equity
How City Year Detroit Celebrated Black History Month
March 1, 2022

As we enter a new month, we want to take a moment to both reflect on and share a few…

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Equity
Emerging Historians: A Personal Reflection on Black History Month
February 28, 2022

Someone recently asked me, “Are you able to show up to work as your authentic self?” My response was, “I…

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The Corps
Black History Lesson From The Civil Rights Era: Compassion, Understanding and Critical Thinking
February 22, 2022

A City Year Detroit AmeriCorps Guest Blog   I have come to realize that one of the most important things…

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City Year AmeriCorps member student success coach
The Corps
Curious about serving with City Year in Kansas City, Little Rock, Memphis or Philadelphia?
February 15, 2022

Looking to support students in a vibrant new community? Here are four amazing cities where you can make a difference.

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The Corps
Bank of America’s Support to CYGB Expansion
February 7, 2022

For over 30 years, Bank of America has provided critical resources in support of City Year’s holistic student-facing programming. From…

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Our Community
City Year Kansas City is Super Bowl LVI Bound
January 31, 2022

Sunday, Feb. 13, SoFi Stadium will be packed and full of excitement with Super Bowl LVI underway. Attending the Super…

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The Corps
How City Years AmeriCorps members are Closing Pandemic Gaps
January 28, 2022

The other day, I told one of my students to please remember to put periods at the end of his…

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Our Impact
San Antonio Site Equity Council
January 27, 2022

The City Year San Antonio (CYSA) Site Equity Council (SEC) was established in the summer of 2020 as an initiative…

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Our Impact
Building The Infrastructure For Student Success

The day I was selected to be City Year San Antonio’s English Language Arts Coordinator for Sam Houston High School…

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National Partners
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