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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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Education
The benefits of a high school degree
October 23, 2019

$10,386. Statistics from a 2012 Frontline PBS article show that if you drop out of high school chances are that…

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Education
Why mentorship matters

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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Portrait of Chelsea Badeau
Our Alumni
Alumni spotlight—Chelsea Badeau

Chelsea Badeau is currently the Senior Director of Editorial Production at Comcast NBCUniversal. In this role, she manages editorial content on…

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Education
Honoring Du Bois as our final African American pioneer in education.

In commemoration of Black History Month 2019, City Year Philadelphia has recognized and paid homage to African-American pioneers in education….

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Education
Honoring Ruby Bridges as an African American pioneer in education

Today, Ruby is 64 years old and she still calls New Orleans home. There, she runs the Ruby Bridges Foundation…

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Education
City Year’s tiered interventions explained!

At my City Year partner school, AmeriCorps members provide at-risk students with routine and personalized interventions throughout the year. Interventions…

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Education
City Year Community School Director 101

The Community School model positions schools as resource hubs for neighborhoods.

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Our Alumni
Celebrating nine years of City Year Milwaukee alumni

City Year Milwaukee is celebrating our 10th anniversary, and we’re highlighting the 800 alumni who chose to support the students…

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Education
An update on the Network for School Improvement program

This year, City Year Milwaukee was chosen to be a part of the Network for School Improvement pilot program. Together,…

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As students exit the school bus they find a team of City Year AmeriCorps members lined up to welcome them to school
Our Alumni
Corps to corporate: the journey of a City Year Louisiana AmeriCorps member to Memphis

The act of service is truly a radical act of love and underscores the value of human existence. I have…

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Our Alumni
City Year Memphis builds the teacher pipeline

While in college, I studied criminal justice with a specific focus on the school to prison pipeline and juvenile delinquency….

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Education
Welcome the new District Learning Network of school leaders
October 22, 2019

The District Learning Network gathers several times throughout the year, both in-person and virtually, discussing shared challenges and surfacing strategies,…

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