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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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October 23, 2019

If Alex is behind in class, he asks to come work in the City Year in-school office during lunch. He…

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The Corps
Dividing through the year—inside the classroom

I do not tend to remember the past in detail, but I will vividly remember this particular moment from my…

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The Corps
Would you like your ¿café con leche? New affinity group celebrates Latinx culture and serves Hispanic students

Café Con Leche is one of the newest affinity groups at City Year Tulsa, created this year to bring together…

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Our Impact
Help ‘pave a path’ for student success in Tulsa: an open letter from our executive director

Tulsa students are looking for someone who believes in them and will show up for them every single day. Many…

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The Corps
#HumansofCYTulsa: remembering and respecting Native American Heritage Month

Many students in Northeast Oklahoma have the honor of being a tribal citizen and I have the honor myself. Tribal…

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The Corps
Women’s History Month: Which women inspire our corps members?

As we celebrate City Year AmeriCorps Member Appreciation Month, Women’s History Month is also underway. Marketing and Communications Intern Kia Smith…

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Speak

Time waits for no man At least that’s what they say This cause deserves applause but at times I question…

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New year, new school: welcome to City Year Mt. Pleasant High School!

Opening Day is an event that takes place at all 29 City Year sites across the nation and is a…

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The Corps
A word from our Executive Director Pete Settelmayer

After a whirlwind ten months, the 2017-2018 school year has come to a bittersweet end. This past year yielded many…

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The Corps
The Idealist

Written by Yvan Le, AmeriCorps Member serving on the Synopsys team at Thomas P. Ryan Elementary School

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Education
The benefits of a high school degree

$10,386. Statistics from a 2012 Frontline PBS article show that if you drop out of high school chances are that…

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Education
Why mentorship matters

We believe in the power of mentorship. For nearly 25 years, we have deployed high-skilled and passionate young adults to…

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