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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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Students add their handprints to the sun at McDonough's literacy night
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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City Year DC near capitol hill
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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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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view of Baton Rouge skyline from a park
Benefits & Resources
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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Benefits & Resources
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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Education
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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An AmeriCorps member rides the subway.
Benefits & Resources
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
Benefits & Resources
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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Benefits & Resources
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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an elementary student is working at desk while AmeriCorps member is standing by to help
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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street in providence, Rhode Island
Benefits & Resources
Top 10 things to know before applying to City Year Providence

Providence is a fantastic place to live and work.

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