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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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Our Impact
Creating a Culture of Kindness
March 6, 2020

In partnership with schools and teachers, our City Year AmeriCorps members work to create a culture of kindness by building…

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Our Alumni
Lessons learned from City Year to Peace Corps
March 2, 2020

Going from a gap year with City Year to Peace Corps was a natural next step for this alum. Read…

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Our Impact
Spotlight on Service – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at Faxon Elementary

As a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy of service to others, City Year considers Martin Luther King,…

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Our Impact
Kainat’s Journey To Make Math Make Sense
March 1, 2020

  One of my first days in my reading class, a 6th grade student, Annalise* stood out to me as an intelligent, kindhearted leader. She…

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Our Impact
A Surprise Starfish: Relationships Built on Social and Emotional Learning

It’s measured by un-hunching shoulders and teeth coming unclenched. It’s seen as fists coming to rest, open palmed, by the…

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Students are guided to school by City Years on the walking bus
Our Impact
City Year’s Walking Bus is Making Attendance Strides
February 28, 2020

We are over halfway through the year now and here at Bakersville we have had our fair share of ups…

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The Corps
Day in the Life: Mr. H
February 27, 2020

First Year AmeriCorps Member Mr. H takes us through a typical day of service at Sacramento Charter High School.

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A young student writes a note of appreciation on a clipboard. Drawing and note are a thank you for her City Year AmeriCorps member
Our Impact
3 Little Reasons to Serve

What 3 first graders have to tell you about serving with City Year They may be little, but they have…

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The Corps
Day in the Life: Mrs. Basuil
February 26, 2020

Returning AmeriCorps Member Mrs. Basuil takes us through a typical day of service at PS7 Middle School in Sacramento.

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Our Impact
WilmerHale at The Cooper Community Center (Boston, MA) 2019
February 25, 2020

It’s my second day on the job, and I’m standing in Home Depot with fellow Team Care Force (TCF) members…

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Our Impact
Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: A Reflection on Dr. King’s Legacy
February 24, 2020

  Monday, January 20th, 2020 dawned at 7 o’clock in Jacksonville, Florida; City Year AmeriCorps members bundled up in scarves,…

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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

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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