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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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Getting to the green
October 23, 2019

As an AmeriCorps member, my success in supporting our students academically and behaviorally rests in my ability to establish a…

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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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My starfish story

My first day in my new classroom was both exciting and overwhelming.

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The power of community

One of City Year’s main ideologies is Ubuntu. A term derived from the Zulu language of South Africa meaning, “I…

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Why I give to City Year Seattle

We have many amazing donors and champions who support our work in a variety of ways. One of those ways…

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City Year AmeriCorps members work with students in and out of school
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Hoops and mentoring basketball tournament

From cheerleading and basketball, to science, dance, and even film-making club, City Year’s work isn’t just done during the school…

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City Year and the chocolate factory

On April 10, Mary Mcleod Bethune Elementary served as the competition ground for City Year Philly’s annual Site Wide Math…

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The power of lunch time

In 2017, Brad Montague, creator of the popular YouTube series Kid President, gave a talk on how to be a…

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two young students, one smiling in a classroom as a City Year corps member teaches them around a table in a classroom
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Making an impact in City Year intervention spaces

At City Year, student success coaches support students through instructional interventions in reading and math. An instructional intervention is a…

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One year of impact

Each AmeriCorps member has brought something unique to the team and our students this year. Meet them now!

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The promotion promise

This year, all City Year Milwaukee high school teams are focusing on the same goal:  the promotion promise. The promotion…

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City Year Memphis and its new beloved community

Walking through the streets of Memphis, the visual history of the Civil Rights Movement is ever-present. A short walk from…

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