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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
If Three’s a Crowd, Four’s a Family
October 6, 2020

Are you thinking about living alone during your service in City Year? If yes, I highly encourage you to think…

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Our Alumni
Alumni spotlight—Lee Ann Rice
October 2, 2020

Lee Ann Rice  New York University  (Masters, Clinical Social Work) Cornell University (Bachelor of Arts, Art History and Education) Corps…

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The Corps
Zoomin’ Through a Pandemic
September 30, 2020

  When I made my decision to serve with City Year for the 2020-2021 school year, I knew it would…

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Our Impact
Bringing civic engagement into a virtual world: Giving Compass

As the school year begins in the wake of a pandemic, this story outlines how can we help students and…

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The Corps
From The Mile-High City to The City of Brotherly Love: A Conversation with City Year AmeriCorps Member Nellie Vinograd
September 25, 2020

City Year Philadelphia was pleased to sit down with Nellie Vinograd, a Senior AmeriCorps member who came to Philadelphia to…

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Our Alumni
Leadership After City Year: CYP Alumnus Sam Rodriguez Creates “Walls for Justice” Centered on Black Lives Matter Movement

This year, our country has gone through many events that make it hard to remember there is light behind the…

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Our Impact
City Year Los Angeles’ First Ever Virtual Service Day!
September 24, 2020

On September 17th, City Year Los Angeles’ Civic Engagement (CE) Team held the site’s first ever virtual service day for…

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Our Impact
Interview with CYLA Board Co-Chair, Giselle Fernandez!

As part of our celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, City Year AmeriCorps member, Jazmin Larumbe, who is serving a second…

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The Corps
Q&A with Riley Henry, First Year AmeriCorps Member
September 23, 2020

I hope to serve the students to the best of my abilities, give them the resources they need to succeed,…

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Our Impact
New study highlights benefits of AmeriCorps
September 22, 2020

People who are familiar with national service programs such as AmeriCorps and Senior Corps have always understood the many ways…

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The Corps
Serving a Second Year
September 21, 2020

I went back and forth a lot last year, wrestling with the idea of serving another year with City Year….

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The Corps
I am More Than a Queer Black Male
September 18, 2020

Finding Identity Through Service When I applied to serve with City Year Kansas City, I was transitioning from being homeless…

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