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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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City Year Alum, Emily Wasek, poses with her partner teacher at a Duval County Public School.
Our Alumni
Closure to my Service Year in the Form of Popcorn Chicken
April 28, 2020

Alum, Emily Wasek, shares when she knew she was responsible for great change in her students’ lives.

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Our Impact
Aramark Ring of Stars (Phoenix, AZ) 2019

We arrived in Phoenix in mid-October exhausted but well-trained after six weeks of back-to-back events. Our “event marathon” had taken…

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Honoring the 2020 Idealists of the Year
April 27, 2020

City Year’s mission is fueled by a culture of idealism Our work is grounded in the unshakeable belief that we…

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Our Impact
An Important Update from City Year Los Angeles

Dear City Year Champion,  For the past four weeks I, along with millions of parents across Los Angeles, have been operating…

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Service Beyond the Classroom – Get to Know CYP’s Civic Engagement Team
April 24, 2020

In 1988 Michael Brown and Alan Khazei, founders of City Year, established the organization on the idea that one person…

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Helpful resources to support students during COVID-19

With so many online resources how do you find the best ones for your students? City Year created, vetted, and…

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Q3 Partnership Highlights
April 22, 2020

Q3 Partnership Highlights   Year in and year out the work that City Year can accomplish is made possible by a strong…

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CSX Santa Train (Jacksonville, FL) 2019
April 14, 2020

  ALL ABOARD THE SANTA TRAIN! Team Care Force (TCF) traveled to Jacksonville, FL this past November to assist our…

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AmeriCorps Member Spotlight: Meet Mid-Year AmeriCorps Member Anthony Smith
April 13, 2020

For City Year “Mid-Year” AmeriCorps members, the City Year experience can be tough. Joining in the middle of the service…

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Supporting Teachers, Students, and Our AmeriCorps members During COVID-19
April 8, 2020

4.8.20 Update Supporting Teachers, Students, and Our AmeriCorps members During COVID-19  As we enter the fourth week of Boston Public…

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City Year Milwaukee
Our Impact
How City Year Leadership Helps You Grow and Develop
April 5, 2020

City Year is more than a gap year; City Year is a growth year. During my year of service, I grew in many…

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City Year New Hampshire's service responds to the COVID-19 crisis.
Our Impact
Students First, Collaboration Always: CYNH’s Service Responds to COVID-19
April 2, 2020

With the announcement on Saturday, March 14th that Manchester schools would be closed for several weeks to prevent the spread of the COVID-19…

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National Strategic Partners
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National Partners
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  • Celanese logo
  • CSX logo
  • NFL Inspire Change logo
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