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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 alum Yvonne Garcia
Our Alumni
Celebrating City Year alum Yvonne Garcia
April 24, 2023

Yvonne’s journey as an educator started as an AmeriCorps member with City Year San Antonio. She is now an award-winning…

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Two City Year Tulsa AmeriCorps members prepare to greet students as the buses arrive
Benefits & Resources
FAQs about the Continuation of Service Benefit
March 22, 2023

City Year strives to offer continued support to its AmeriCorps members. Read on to learn more about our new Continuation…

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Cadence Pentheny (New Hampshire '17, '18) 2022 Distinguished Young Alum award recipient
Our Alumni
Celebrating City Year alum Cadence Pentheny
February 21, 2023

Cadence Pentheny, City Year New Hampshire ‘17, ‘18, awarded the 2022 Alumni Leadership Award for their dedication to social justice.

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Five City Year AmeriCorps members with their thumbs up in a classroom
Benefits & Resources
Support student well-being as a school social worker
January 24, 2023

Serving with City Year can help lay the foundation for a career in social work. Learn more about service with…

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City Year AmeriCorps mentor with students
Benefits & Resources
Five qualities that will make you a great mentor
January 17, 2023

City Year AmeriCorps members make great mentors for the students we serve. Learn more about what it takes to be…

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Our Alumni
City Year can prepare you for a career in change management
January 6, 2023

Learn to be a change agent during service with City Year AmeriCorps for a potential career in change management.

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Our Community
Trust is a building block for learning
December 12, 2022

This blog is based on an AmeriCorps member training guide sponsored by Colgate, which in 2022 awarded City Year the…

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Our Alumni
City Year Alumni Leadership Award Winners 2022
December 7, 2022

City Year honors four incredible alums for their dedication to social justice.

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Benefits & Resources
Commonly asked questions about student loans
October 26, 2022

Helpful tips on how City Year AmeriCorps members can navigate student loan repayment during and after service.

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Benefits & Resources
Five ways to make self-care a daily habit
October 11, 2022

Self-care has been clinically proven to improve your health, happiness and habits. However, with hundreds of blogs and social media…

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CY Philly alum Rebecca Charles headshot
Our Alumni
City Year helps prepare you for a social work career
October 3, 2022

Rebecca Charles served as an AmeriCorps member at City Year Philadelphia during the 2018-2019 school year. After her year of…

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City Year alum speaking at an event
Our Alumni
City Year alums shine in the corporate world
September 13, 2022

Learn more about the benefits of service with City Year AmeriCorps, including preparation for a career, exclusive scholarships, the Segal…

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National Strategic Partners
National Partners