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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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Why I serve at Champion Middle School
October 18, 2019

Now that I am serving with City Year, there are a few questions I am asked that require me to…

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My first month at City Year
September 29, 2019

I have always been a planner. I am not the type of person to “wing it” or go into situations…

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The ideal service metaphor is to act like water
September 13, 2019

PITW #158 It’s a Privilege for All of Us to Serve at City Year. These words have new conviction after…

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Building trust with students
May 20, 2019

City Year has developed a strong culture of hard work, empathy, respect and understanding. This culture has been deliberately formulated…

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The Corps
How Impact Managers support their City Year AmeriCorps members
April 12, 2019

As a senior Impact Manager at City Year Columbus, Zandra manages two teams at Champion Middle School and Trevitt Elementary…

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My favorite City Year value
January 16, 2019

The City Year value that resonates with me the most is empathy. As I define it, empathy is the ability to…

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Columbus is for the cool kids
December 22, 2018

Ranked as the seventh-best city for young professionals, it’s no surprise that all the cool kids love Columbus, Ohio. Between…

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The Corps
It’s the most wonderful time of the year
December 13, 2018

The holiday season is all about joy, and nothing brings me more joy than my students. It’s the small moments…

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Making a difference
November 28, 2018

It has been nearly three months since I started my job as an AmeriCorps member with City Year Columbus, and…

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Benefits & Resources
The 5 best things about serving with City Year Columbus
September 13, 2018

There are so many great reasons to live in Columbus, including more than 300 festivals every year, beautiful parks, big…

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What I’ve learned during my year of service
June 5, 2018

City Year has taught me so much more in this year in service than I learned in my four years…

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Embracing culture through Latino club
May 28, 2018

City Year Columbus has been a multidimensional learning experience. Being an AmeriCorps Member at South High School has allowed me…

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