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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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Why mentorship matters
October 23, 2019

We believe in the power of mentorship. For nearly 25 years, we have deployed high-skilled and passionate young adults to…

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The Corps
New year, new school: welcome to City Year Mt. Pleasant High School!

Opening Day is an event that takes place at all 29 City Year sites across the nation and is a…

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The Corps
A word from our Executive Director Pete Settelmayer

After a whirlwind ten months, the 2017-2018 school year has come to a bittersweet end. This past year yielded many…

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Education
Making public schools stronger with caring relationships
May 15, 2019

At a school in California, a student named Juan* takes a deep breath by the classroom door before returning to…

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The Corps
What do City Year AmeriCorps members do? Run afterschool programs
March 20, 2019

City Year San José alumnae Kailey Rawston and Liza Flores share how they managed afterschool time and creatively kept about 100 first and…

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Benefits & Resources
5 things we love about living in San José
March 13, 2019

There is so much more to San José than the latest app or software company. Read on to learn why…

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The Corps
Champion Profile: Metta and Keith Krach
December 20, 2018

This year, at its annual gala event, City Year San José/Silicon Valley honored two outstanding Champions—Metta and Keith Krach—naming them…

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Paolo Aligada gives double thumbs-up while standing in front of a whiteboard covered in lesson plan strategies.
Our Impact
Our students have so much to offer and teach us.
June 28, 2018

“Good morning, Mr. Aligada!” Dee shouted as he skipped towards me across the Meyer Elementary School courtyard.  I responded back, “Good…

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Benefits & Resources
Preparing for life after City Year
March 11, 2016

Being a City Year AmeriCorps member is not only a transformative opportunity to make a lasting impact in the lives…

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