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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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The Corps
Serving on a Budget: Eating Well on a City Year Stipend
December 4, 2020

Let’s be real. Living on a City Year stipend can be tough. Considering all the monthly fees for things such…

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Education
What students need to graduate high school and reach their goals
December 2, 2020

What if every student had a near-peer tutor, mentor and role model—a Student Success Coach—to help them stay engaged and…

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Our Impact
Relationship Building and the Gravitational Pull of the Red Jacket
November 30, 2020

  The red jacket we put on every day has a gravitational pull that draws students in. Their past experiences…

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Our Impact
Baton Rouge organization making positive impacts with focus on academic success

A Baton Rouge program is working to set students on a path to success by providing academic support and creating…

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The Corps
My Red Jacket Dedication: To the American Youth Foundation and Enkindling our Best Self
November 24, 2020

At the start of each year, each City Year site holds a Red Jacket Dedication ceremony where every City Year…

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Our Impact
Success stories from digital service: Building an attendance game room
November 20, 2020

This month, the Earl Warren team has put together a virtual game room for our school as an incentive for…

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City Year AmeriCorps member tutoring an elementary student in a classroom
Education
Event Recap: Education Equity Panel

At City Year, we know that potential is equally distributed, but opportunity is not. Education equity is critical to our…

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An AmeriCorps member in her red jacket smiles and holds a sign that displays her name Ms. Rogers and also says Future Teacher. She is standing on the front lawn of ARISE Academy
Our Alumni
Celebrating Future Teachers of America Day!

Today City Year New Orleans celebrates Future Teachers of America Day! Every year, 20% of our AmeriCorps members become teachers…

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Our Alumni
Alumni Spotlight — Amber Cox
November 18, 2020

Amber Cox first learned about City Year when she was pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business management at The College of New Jersey. It…

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The Corps
Diversity, Equity & My Experience
November 16, 2020

  As we work with students to be successful inside and outside of the classroom, we also work with them to be open-minded and…

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The Corps
Representation matters: The power of serving your community
November 12, 2020

The power of diverse educational representation Abraham Galán still remembers what it’s like to feel out-of-place in school. Growing up…

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Education
Vote for City Year to present at SXSW EDU 2021
November 10, 2020

Help City Year win a chance to present at SXSW EDU 2021 on the role of the City Year AmeriCorps…

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