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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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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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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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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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Education
Accelerating equitable progress to improve graduation rates
June 20, 2019

We are encouraged by the results from the recent 2019 Building a Grad Nation report that shows the U.S. national…

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Why Milwaukee is a great place to live
June 14, 2019

There are 75,081 students in Milwaukee who need and deserve our support in order to thrive. You could be part of a…

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Top 4 tips to know before applying to City Year New Orleans
May 22, 2019

New Orleans is known as a city of revelry and festivals and as a resilient and diverse community. You can…

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Benefits & Resources
Making the most of your year of service in Little Rock
May 16, 2019

As the largest school district in the state, Little Rock School District (LRSD) enrolls more than 25,000 talented students.

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Students add their handprints to the sun at McDonough's literacy night
Education
Planning a Literacy Family Engagement Night

Planning McDonough’s literacy night was the most exhilarating, exhausting, stressful, and rewarding thing I have done at City Year (or…

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Benefits & Resources
Five things we love about Washington, D.C.
May 15, 2019

There’s lots to love about living in the Nation’s Capital. You’ll have access to world-class museums, colleges and universities and…

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AmeriCorps member talking with student on playground while other students are playing
Education
Making public schools stronger with caring relationships

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

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