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Our stories

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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Giving Tuesday – One Pie = One Step Towards Student Progress
December 5, 2019

After a plate full of turkey on Thanksgiving and finding big-box deals on Black Friday comes the national day of giving…

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City Year AmeriCorps member Kristina Stamm
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Reflections on the start of service at City Year
November 20, 2019

Learn more about serving with City Year AmeriCorps as a student success coach tutoring and mentoring students.

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Shannon Luby greets students
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Starting the School Day Strong: Power Greeting Promotes Attendance and a Positive School Environment
November 7, 2019

Each weekday, I wake up promptly at 5:30 am. I start my day with a nice cup of coffee and…

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The Middle School at Parkside team on the first day of school 2019
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Moving Up: City Year New Hampshire’s New Partnership with the Middle School at Parkside
November 5, 2019

This year City Year New Hampshire has made its debut at its first middle school in ten years! The Middle School…

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City Year AmeriCorps members at Orlando Idealist Breakfast event
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Idealist breakfast 2019
October 30, 2019

City Year Orlando’s Idealist Breakfast event brought together individuals who are passionate about education and dedicated to supporting student success.

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Men of Color Throughout the City Year Network Meet in Philadelphia for Annual EdFest Conference
October 29, 2019

Of all the educators nationwide, whether it be elementary, middle, high school, or university, Black males only represent 2% of…

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Celebrating the legacy of MLK through collective action
October 23, 2019

In 1994, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service and charged the…

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Getting to the green

As an AmeriCorps member, my success in supporting our students academically and behaviorally rests in my ability to establish a…

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Help ‘pave a path’ for student success in Tulsa: an open letter from our executive director

Tulsa students are looking for someone who believes in them and will show up for them every single day. Many…

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Why I give to City Year Seattle

We have many amazing donors and champions who support our work in a variety of ways. One of those ways…

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My starfish story

My first day in my new classroom was both exciting and overwhelming.

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The power of community

One of City Year’s main ideologies is Ubuntu. A term derived from the Zulu language of South Africa meaning, “I…

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