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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 Alumni
From Hawai’i to Tulsa to teaching, a City Year AmeriCorps member reflects on two years of service
July 15, 2019

In the spring of 2017, Jessica Butay, a Hawai’i native who was about to graduate from college in Colorado, had…

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Our Alumni
How national service shaped me
July 10, 2019

Thirty years ago, when I was 17 years old, I was part of an idealistic experiment, a summer pilot program…

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Our Alumni
For 30 years, City Year’s alumni have made a difference
June 25, 2019

Over the last 30 years, City Year alumni, now more than 32,000 strong, have been instrumental in helping to drive…

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Our Alumni
My City Year experience took me to new heights
June 12, 2019

Just as our AmeriCorps members give their all to support our students, our organization and staff strive to give our…

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Our Alumni
City Year DC alumni share their stories
May 28, 2019

For nearly 20  years, City Year AmeriCorps members have had the opportunity to serve in this important and distinctive city.

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Our Alumni
City Year alumni teachers: continuing to make a difference in education after their service year
September 26, 2018

As states implement their ESSA plans, there is an opportunity to think creatively about strategies to address teacher shortages. One…

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Our Alumni
Alum uses Law Degree to Support Immigrants
March 5, 2018

Change is not made all at once. It builds gradually over time – one person, one student, one client at…

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Our Alumni
Making the Leap to Consulting After City Year
February 5, 2018

Learn more about this City Year AmeriCorps member’s journey from a national service gap year to consulting and how they…

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Our Alumni
A message from our CEO and co-founder on recent events in Charlottesville
August 14, 2017

“Like millions of my fellow Americans, I was outraged and saddened by the events in Charlottesville this weekend. City Year…

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Our Alumni
Meet our 2017 Comcast NBCUniversal Leadership Awards winners
July 12, 2017

Since 2005, Comcast NBCUniversal has recognized 67 City Year alumni with our highest alumni recognition, the Comcast NBCUniversal Leadership Award.

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Our Alumni
Champion Profile: Tushara Canekeratne
May 19, 2016

From her earliest days growing up in Colombo, Sri Lanka, entrepreneur and philanthropist Tushara Canekeratne understood the power of relationships…

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