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Our stories

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
Celebrating equity champion Emerald Anderson-Ford, City Year New Hampshire ’09, ‘10
September 30, 2021

As an activist and equity strategist, Emerald has committed her life’s work to both finding joy and the liberation of…

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Our Alumni
Meet Brandon Chaderton: City Year Alum and Presidential Appointee
August 23, 2021

Whether serving with City Year, working on a political campaign, or his new role as a presidential appointee—Brandon is committed…

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Our Alumni
Meet educator and City Year alum Bianca Lynch (Washington D.C. ’03)
July 23, 2021

“The structure of City Year is something that I try to bring into not only my classroom, but my personal…

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Our Alumni
Celebrating City Year alum and nonprofit founder Dre Thomas
July 13, 2021

Learn more about Dre Thomas, a City Year alum who is constantly pushing the envelope and expanding the reach and…

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Our Community
Supporting student mental health and wellbeing
June 29, 2021

Anthony Lawrence is an impact manager for City Year Kansas City, guiding and supporting a team of City Year AmeriCorps…

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Our Community
2021 Comcast NBCUniversal Leadership Award Winners
May 14, 2021

City Year alumni make a difference in their communities and careers long after their year or two of service is…

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Our Community
Creating a community of care
May 13, 2021

This has been a hard year. During the pandemic, we have each navigated uncertainty and loss and, at the same…

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Our Alumni
City Year is a leadership laboratory
May 18, 2020

Rep. Matt Wilhelm’s City Year experience inspired a deep appreciation for national service and made him a lifelong advocate of…

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Our Alumni
A note in honor of AmeriCorps Appreciation Month
March 26, 2020

As the heart of this organization, we simply could not do this work without you. Thank you.

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Our Alumni
Celebrating Women’s History Month: how womanism can heal
March 11, 2020

A City Year alum who now works for City Year Detroit shares her reflections during Women’s History Month about the…

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Our Alumni
Lessons learned from City Year to Peace Corps
March 2, 2020

Going from a gap year with City Year to Peace Corps was a natural next step for this alum. Read…

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Our Alumni
#cyhead2toe: Alums reflect on a decade of service
February 6, 2020

we invited several members of our 32,000+ alumni community to share short uniform stories that explore the power and potential…

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