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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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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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The Corps
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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The Corps
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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The Corps
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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The Corps
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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The Corps
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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The Corps
Education is the one thing that no one can take away
May 7, 2018

Throughout the past nine months of service with City Year Columbus, there have been multiple times when corps members have…

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The Corps
Empathy: Harmony Project experience
February 5, 2018

Every Wednesday at South High School, Harmony Project hosts an after-school choir program for our students. When first introduced to the organization, I thought…

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The Corps
Celebrating MLK: The purpose of service
January 15, 2018

A City Year Columbus AmeriCorps member discusses the importance of service in maintaining Martin Luther King Jr’s beloved society.

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