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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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The power of national service: building a more equitable future
July 23, 2019

Surveys show that both Democrats and Republicans support the expansion of national service, and to date, more than 1 million…

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City Year Memphis: building to lead
July 22, 2019

In the early 2000’s, I started a consulting business in Los Angeles. When I was establishing my business, I was…

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National service drives our nation forward: Q&A with Michael Brown and David L. Cohen
June 27, 2019

City Year CEO and Co-Founder Michael Brown spoke with David L. Cohen, senior executive vice president and chief diversity officer…

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City Year Los Angeles Graduation 2019
June 13, 2019

Another year of service complete! On Thursday, June 6th, 270 City Year Los Angeles AmeriCorps members were joined by family,…

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Another year of meaningful service
May 24, 2019

At the beginning of the school year, Sha’niya was easily distracted by her classroom surroundings which put a damper on her performance.

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City Year, Red Nose Day and Comcast NBCUniversal Help More Students Reach Their Full Potential in School and Beyond
May 23, 2019

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

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A tale of two cities
May 17, 2019

As a native of Jacksonville, Allishia Bauman is City Year Jacksonville’s Chief of Staff and is involved in a number…

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Education
Planning a Literacy Family Engagement Night
May 16, 2019

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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Education
Making public schools stronger with caring relationships
May 15, 2019

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

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Our Impact
Jacksonville students need mentors like you
May 10, 2019

Jacksonville, the River City by the Sea, has so much to offer – an exciting arts and culture scene, diverse…

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Education
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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Strapped for Cash? You Can Still Build Great Money Habits
April 29, 2019

Educating yourself about money early on creates a foundation for financial health as your career progresses and your earnings rise.

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