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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 alums.

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City Year commemorates MLK Day across the country
January 19, 2024

This year would have marked Dr. King’s 95th birthday. The Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service commemorates his legacy,…

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3 ways student success coaches help schools thrive
January 11, 2024

Student success coaches (SSCs) are young people, ages 17 to 25, who serve with City Year on teams as tutors,…

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Top 5 Reasons to Join City Year New Hampshire
January 4, 2024

A year of service with City Year is impactful for communities and transformative for the young people who serve. As…

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Taco Bell Live Más Scholarship: Tips and Tricks
December 21, 2023

Taco Bell’s Live Más Scholarship application is now open until Jan. 3, 2023, and young adults ages 16-24—including City Year…

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Serving with City Year right out of high school
December 19, 2023

If you’re not exactly sure what you want to do after high school, you’re not alone. That doesn’t mean your…

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City Year application tips
December 11, 2023

Here at City Year, we want to make our application process as smooth as possible. Here’s a checklist of application…

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The power of student success coaches in schools
November 9, 2023

City Year is releasing a new resource for practitioners, The Power of Student Success Coaches in Community Schools. This guide…

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City Year promotes welcoming spaces
October 11, 2023

In honor of National Coming Out Day, City Year is reasserting our desire to create welcoming spaces where we work…

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Learn about a partnership to support students
October 4, 2023

A recently issued report from the National Partnership for Student Success (NPSS) shows a dramatic increase in the number of…

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Four Lessons I Learned at City Year
September 28, 2023

  I’m Lily Proudman and from 2018 to 2020, I served as an AmeriCorps member with City Year Chicago. I…

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Serving as a City Year student success coach
September 12, 2023

Earlier this year, we sat down with several City Year Los Angeles AmeriCorps members and alumni and asked them two…

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Three tips to connect with students this fall
August 31, 2023

Have you ever felt vulnerable or insecure when walking into a new environment? Especially at the start of a new…

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