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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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Benefits & Resources
Relocating to serve isn’t easy; we want to help
September 10, 2019

Moving is something that’s not only logistically challenging but can also be a strain financially, particularly when you’re learning to…

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Education
The Oak Foundation and City Year’s innovative partnership to support all learners
September 3, 2019

Early experience working in schools taught Heather Graham and Bethiel Girma Holton an important lesson that guides their work today…

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Benefits & Resources
Bites on a budget during your service year
August 20, 2019

Discovering new places to have a great meal is a fun way to get to know the community where you’ll…

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Nine City Year AmeriCorps members stand against an iron railing outside a brick school building
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Housing expert gives advice for City Year AmeriCorps members
August 13, 2019

In 2013, Ofo Ezeugwu was an undergraduate student atTemple University. He served as vice president of the student body and…

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AmeriCorps member talking with a student on a bench while another student listens
Benefits & Resources
City Year Los Angeles: back to school 2019
August 12, 2019

The 2019-2020 school year is off to a great start not only because we get to reunite with teachers and…

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City Year red jackets for red jacket society members.
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Four undergraduate programs that offer City Year alumni scholarships
August 8, 2019

Learn more about four City Year partner universities that offer scholarships to City Year alums after their national service gap…

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Education
Afterschool and extracurricular programs help to make schools safe spaces for all students
July 25, 2019

For a lot of students, school is just a place where you’re getting yelled at, suspended or kicked out of…

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Education
National service is a ‘force for good’ that deserves bipartisan support
July 18, 2019

Longtime supporters of City Year and AmeriCorps gathered on Capitol Hill this spring in support of national service programs that…

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Benefits & Resources
#CYKCPerks – 6 benefits unique to Kansas City
July 17, 2019

Serving with City Year as an AmeriCorps member has countless benefits. In Kansas City, we’ve expanded on our national benefits…

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Dr Vitti speaking at City Year event
Education
Dr. Nikolai Vitti’s vision for student success in Detroit
July 8, 2019

Nikolai Vitti has an ambitious vision for student success in Detroit Public Schools Community District.

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city year americorps member talking with a high school student as they stand in front of lockers in a school hallway
Benefits & Resources
Four social work programs that offer scholarships for City Year alumni
July 2, 2019

If you’re considering getting a Masters of Social Work (M.S.W.) degree, you’ll be excited to learn that City Year has…

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New Board member Lily Maxwell receives her City Year red jacket at the corps Graduation ceremony
Benefits & Resources
City Year Kansas City welcomes new board members
June 27, 2019

City Year Kansas City announces the departure of founding Board Member, Brent Stewart, President & CEO of United Way, and…

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