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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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Our Impact
A Letter of Hope to My Students
May 22, 2020

As the school year comes to an end, check-out three important lessons AmeriCorps member, Robert Eison, wants his students to…

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How my students taught me an important lesson of empathy and seeing the good in everyone

As City Year AmeriCorps members, we teach our students every day, but what are our students teaching us? Read about…

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Our Impact
How a Global Pandemic Motivates Team Leader, Dia Vang, to Fight for Change
May 21, 2020

Team Leader, Dia Vang, shares how a global pandemic impacts her service and motivates her to continue to fight for…

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Our Impact
Meet Commodore: Reflection and Preparation Ahead of Next Year’s Service
May 20, 2020

At Casimir Pulaski High School, March was a big month for students and my City Year team. On March 4th…

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The Corps
Why I Decided to Come Back – Twice 

From before I walked into Registration Day at City Year Milwaukee last summer, I knew that I wanted to serve again. During…

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Our Impact
Day in the Life of a City Year Milwaukee AmeriCorps Member

Ever wonder what a “day in the life of a City Year AmeriCorps member” looks like while serving in schools?…

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Three important lessons my students taught me
May 18, 2020

Each City Year AmeriCorps member leaves their service year with significant memories of their time spent with students. Sometimes, they…

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Benefits & Resources
Three key skills I learned from my year of service

A year of service embodies various roles and obstacles. Though this year has been anything but normal, it has given…

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Our Impact
The power of building powerful relationships with students  
May 16, 2020

When I started my second year of service with City Year Milwaukee, I knew that building relationships with students was…

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The Corps
Finding my calling through service
May 11, 2020

Coming to City Year through a non-traditional path means using your service year to dive into what you want to…

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A team of 12 City Year AmeriCorps members stand in a straight line, clapping to welcome their students to school
The Corps
5 Ways You Can Support City Year Milwaukee
April 15, 2020

Service may look different during these unprecedented times, but our AmeriCorps continue to stay committed to service. Learn more about…

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The Corps
City Year prepared me for a career in teaching
April 14, 2020

City Year Milwaukee AmeriCorps member Jordan Contreras shares why his decision to serve students this year is helping prepare him…

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