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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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Education
Pi Day: Infinite ways to celebrate the magic of circles
March 8, 2022

The circle has intrigued brilliant minds and more recently helped NASA explore Mars! Learn more about Pi and how it…

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No matter where you choose to serve, City Year AmeriCorps is a valuable experience
Benefits & Resources
Deciding where to serve your City Year
March 3, 2022

We have a new interactive map to help find information that’s most important to you about serving with City Year….

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A team of City Year AmeriCorps members stand with their hands in the center of a circle, ready to do a spirit break
Benefits & Resources
City Year to increase stipend for AmeriCorps members

To ensure more young adults can serve, City Year will be raising stipends for first year AmeriCorps members to at…

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Our Impact
The six drivers of student success coaching
March 1, 2022

Student success coaching represents what we’ve learned from our decade-and-a-half of serving in schools and hope to do alongside students,…

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City Year AmeriCorps member teacher pathways opportunities
Benefits & Resources
City Year teacher pathways foster joy and belonging
February 23, 2022

City Year’s Teacher Pathways program is training the next generation of diverse and equity-focused educators. Learn more about this unique…

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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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Our Alumni
A City Year Love Story
February 11, 2022

City Year alums share inspiring words about what City Year has meant to them and their stories of falling in…

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City Year AmeriCorps service program
Education
Make a difference and discover a career with AmeriCorps
February 8, 2022

City Year AmeriCorps creates a path for young adults to gain professional experience that helps them take the next step…

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Our Alumni
City Year service prepared me for the Peace Corps
February 2, 2022

Learn more about serving with City Year AmeriCorps and the Peace Corps through this alum’s experience

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An AmeriCorps member watches students board school buses
Benefits & Resources
Four car-friendly City Year sites
January 18, 2022

Not all cities have robust public transit systems, so it may be best to commute by car for some sites….

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City Year literacy
Education
Become a stronger literacy coach
January 11, 2022

Help students recovering from pandemic-related disruptions gain confidence in their reading and writing skills.

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Benefits & Resources
Four ways to ace the short answer responses on your City Year application
January 4, 2022

Before you begin your City Year application, check out these tips to help you ace your short answer questions!

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