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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 Los Angeles Teacher Spotlight- Part 3
February 26, 2020

City Year AmeriCorps members work side–by–side in collaboration with their partner teachers to fully support their students in the classroom. We are…

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A partner teacher at one of our LA schools.
Education
City Year Los Angeles Teacher Spotlight- Part 2
February 19, 2020

Today we are spotlighting Ms. Tellez who has been teaching for 34 years at 93rd St. Elementary School, keep reading…

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A partner teacher at one of our schools.
Education
City Year Los Angeles Teacher Spotlight
February 12, 2020

City Year AmeriCorps members work side-by-side in collaboration with their partner teachers to fully support their students in the classroom. We are…

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Benefits & Resources
City Year Los Angeles: back to school 2019
August 12, 2019

The 2019-2020 school year is off to a great start not only because we get to reunite with teachers and…

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Our Impact
City Year Los Angeles Graduation 2019
June 13, 2019

Another year of service complete! On Thursday, June 6th, 270 City Year Los Angeles AmeriCorps members were joined by family,…

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Benefits & Resources
5 reasons why L.A. is a great place to live
March 25, 2019

There are over 600,000 students in the Los Angeles Unified School District who need and deserve our support in order…

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The Corps
Three AmeriCorps members return to their alma mater for a year of service
March 20, 2019

Serving with City Year L.A. takes spirit, discipline, purpose, and pride, and when corps members are placed in the schools…

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Our Impact
Giving back to the beloved community
January 8, 2019

In 2008, several schools in Los Angeles were deemed “drop out factories.” Despite this label, a dedicated group of teachers challenged…

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The Corps
The power of mentorship: why AmeriCorps member Steven chose to pay it forward
November 30, 2018

“As much as I am proud of my own efforts to reach, I know so much of it is because…

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Our Impact
Three generations of making better happen
November 16, 2018

Growing up in South Central Los Angeles, I witnessed a lot in my community: teen pregnancy, homelessness, drug addiction. It scared…

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Our Impact
Sending forth tiny ripples of hope
October 10, 2018

On Sept. 25th we celebrated Opening Day with Los Angeles Unified Board President Monica Garcia and Assembly member Miguel Santiago,…

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Education
Caring relationships and student well-being are key to academic success

Sometimes referred to as non-cognitive skills, social and emotional aptitudes such as self-management, goal-setting and problem solving have, in the…

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