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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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65 years after Brown v. Board of Education: social justice entrepreneur Hubie Jones reflects on the state of education and his vision for the future
May 7, 2019

In the 65 years since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. Board of Education that racial segregation in…

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Baton Rouge needs mentors like you
May 1, 2019

Baton Rouge, the capital of Louisiana, has it all–a thriving music scene, unique food culture, festivals and so much more!

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Why we love Jacksonville
April 26, 2019

You could be the person who makes a difference in the lives of students. Apply to serve with the dedicated…

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Women in Tech: Meet City Year’s First Female Chief Information Officer
April 25, 2019

Whether it’s taking over a failed project or building new skills, Ellen approaches every challenge as a learning opportunity–an attitude…

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4 City Year locations with great transportation benefits
April 24, 2019

Every City Year site has its own set of local partnerships with benefits for their AmeriCorps members. Benefits vary by…

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Downtown Chicago is the perfect place to spend a year of service at City Year
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5 things we love about Chicago

learn why we think the Windy City is an amazing place to live and work.

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Furnishing your apartment on a budget
April 15, 2019

Because you’ll be living on a stipend, it might be a good idea to hold off on that ottoman from…

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Education
Making sense out of math with games, competition and ‘growth mindset’
April 9, 2019

A battle of mathematical wits is playing out in a cramped but colorful classroom. Ruben*, an outgoing fourth-grader with dark…

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Top 10 things to know before applying to City Year Providence

Providence is a fantastic place to live and work.

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Education
Getting a first chance to code with City Year
March 21, 2019

It’s a wintry, late afternoon in the Bronx, and teachers and students stream outside into the cold air at the…

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5 things we love about living in San José
March 13, 2019

There is so much more to San José than the latest app or software company. Read on to learn why…

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Real talk: how to live on the City Year stipend
February 28, 2019

What is it really like to live on the AmeriCorps stipend? Find out what Charlie Bridger, City Year Boston AmeriCorps…

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