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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
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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Our Alumni
Celebrating City Year alum and Award-winning Educator Kevin Dua
December 13, 2021

As a Black male educator, Kevin Dua is both setting an example and expanding the minds of the students he…

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Our Impact
Student success coaches can help students graduate
October 13, 2021

Establishing a Student Success Corps would help increase capacity in systemically under-resourced schools and help improve student engagement and graduation…

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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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City Year Virtual service during COVID-19
Our Impact
Reflecting on a remarkable year with City Year’s Annual Report
September 15, 2021

We’re pleased to share our annual report, a look back at our work in 2019-2020—a year of challenge, learning and…

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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 Impact
Advancing educational equity with the Network for School Improvement during COVID-19
July 28, 2021

Throughout the pandemic, City Year’s Network for School Improvement has helped educators find new ways to prioritize the well-being of…

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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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Education
What the COVID-19 pandemic taught us about supporting students and practitioners
July 14, 2021

The challenges of COVID-19 showed how essential student success coaches can be. AmeriCorps members collaborated with teachers and communities to…

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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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