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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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Education
Elevating student voice through the HSA
November 13, 2019

Honoring, engaging and elevating student voice is central to City Year’s Whole School, Whole Child work in schools. Learn more…

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The Corps
AT&T Impact Day (Miami, FL) 2019

Learn about Care Force Team member Ja’Lon Eason’s experience and how Mother Nature influenced his trip.

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Our Impact
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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AT&T volunteers throw their hands up in a spirit break at the end of their service day
Education
AT&T Chicago Believe Day chronicle 2019

Our service partner was La Casa Norte, whose mission is to serve youth and families confronting homelessness. They provide access…

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The Corps
Ubuntu, relationships and how we’re all connected
November 6, 2019

One of my favorite City Year core values is ubuntu. This value is a term of the Zulu tribe from…

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The Middle School at Parkside team on the first day of school 2019
Our Impact
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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The Corps
Looking for the optimism online
November 1, 2019

We live in an era ruled by social norms and in a world where most people use technology and social…

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The Corps
City Year Buffalo opening day celebration
October 30, 2019

City Year Buffalo kicked off their Opening Day celebration this month in collaboration with sponsors, staff and teachers from five…

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The Corps
Confidence is key
October 23, 2019

I remember how the other third-graders whispered and stared every time my reading tutor called me over to practice comprehension…

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City Year AmeriCorps members planning with a teacher in a classroom
The Corps
5 critical skills I learned with City Year Boston

It takes a lot to serve as a tutor, mentor, and role model to a classroom of students, not to…

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The Corps
Everyone deserves an education: why I serve with City Year Chicago

A year of service—what does that even mean? Looking into what a year of service is, I think digging into…

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The Corps
Service to success

Jesus Martinez grew up seeing City Year red jackets around Boston. He participated in City Year afterschool programs as a…

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