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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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City Year AmeriCorps members and community volunteers paint a large mural at San Antonio Elementary School for MLK Day of Service
The Corps
A Team Leaders’s Perspective on MLK Day of Service in 3 PITWs
February 24, 2020

Each year, City Year’s Martin Luther King Jr Day of Service celebrates the legacy of Dr. King by mobilizing thousands…

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HMH Bookshelf
Our Impact
HMH (Orlando, FL) 2019
February 20, 2020

Read about the Care Force trip alongside HMH in Orlando, FL

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Alphabet signs displayed in the classroom.
Our Impact
Teacher Appreciation: Meet Mr. Morris
February 15, 2020

Typically, when individuals are asked about the best teacher they had, they think of an actual teacher they had when…

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Akin Gump in Action (East Harlem, NY) 2019
February 12, 2020

Akin Gump in Action Chronicle (East Harlem, NY) 2019 “Oh my goodness! I get to go to New York?!” I…

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A walkie talkie and a carpenter square sit on several piles of lumber.
Our Impact
AT&T Impact Day (Trenton, NJ) 2019

AT&T #attimpact Day Chronicle (Trenton, NJ) 2019 Following our event in Miami, we had a few days in the office…

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AT&T Impact Day (Redmond, WA) 2019

AT&T Impact Day Chronicle (Redmond, WA) 2019 When I accepted my position on Team Care Force (TCF), I knew that…

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Rachel Rice, Mark Johnson and Jenna Kim conduct PT Practice in the Auditorium of Bret Harte Middle School in Hayward, CA.
Our Impact
AT&T Impact Day (Hayward, CA) 2019

AT&T #attimpact Day Chronicle (Hayward, CA) 2019 This trip had a lot of different components outside the scope of a…

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Our Impact
Meet the Parry Family

  On Monday, January 20th, more than 400 volunteers joined City Year Milwaukee for a day of service at Lancaster…

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Our Impact
Q2 Partner Highlights

Q2 Partner Highlights  City Year Philadelphia’s work is made possible thanks to organizations and community partners across the city who often…

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AmeriCorps Member and student working at white board
The Corps
What Ubuntu Means to Me and My Service Year
February 11, 2020

I was born at Mercy Hospital near Chicago’s Motor District on the Southside. I didn’t grow up in Chicago’s Southside,…

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“I have always seen food both as a source of personal joy and as an avenue to bring people together to build connections and community. Food opens the doorway to learning about different cultures and histories as well.”
Our Impact
6 Black-Owned Restaurants We Love in Boston

Kimmy Lee is a charismatic connector on the City Boston People Team – the department that supports human resources for our staff and…

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Board Member Spotlight – Nolan Tully
February 5, 2020

    For Nolan Tully, a City Year Philadelphia (CYP) Associate Board member and a Partner at Philadelphia headquartered law…

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