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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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Jim Balfanz, President and CEO of City Year
Our Alumni
James A. Balfanz Announced as City Year CEO
December 6, 2019

Please join us in congratulating Jim Balfanz on his appointment as CEO of City Year.

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Our Impact
Giving Tuesday – One Pie = One Step Towards Student Progress
December 5, 2019

After a plate full of turkey on Thanksgiving and finding big-box deals on Black Friday comes the national day of giving…

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Our Alumni
Leader for Life: Meet City Year Milwaukee Alumna, Kiesha Johnnies
November 20, 2019

My name is Kiesha Johnnies and I proudly served with City Year Milwaukee’s FOUNDING corps. Yes, founding corps. What does…

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City Year AmeriCorps member Kristina Stamm
Our Impact
Reflections on the start of service at City Year

Learn more about serving with City Year AmeriCorps as a student success coach tutoring and mentoring students.

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Our Alumni
Care Force Alumni Spotlight: Ken Wakwe
November 13, 2019

Introducing Ken Wakwe! We were able to have a chat with Ken Wakwe and talk about his service with City Year. We talked to him about his recent roles and how he uses…

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Shannon Luby greets students
Our Impact
Starting the School Day Strong: Power Greeting Promotes Attendance and a Positive School Environment
November 7, 2019

Each weekday, I wake up promptly at 5:30 am. I start my day with a nice cup of coffee and…

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The Middle School at Parkside team on the first day of school 2019
Our Impact
Moving Up: City Year New Hampshire’s New Partnership with the Middle School at Parkside
November 5, 2019

This year City Year New Hampshire has made its debut at its first middle school in ten years! The Middle School…

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City Year AmeriCorps members at Orlando Idealist Breakfast event
Our Impact
Idealist breakfast 2019
October 30, 2019

City Year Orlando’s Idealist Breakfast event brought together individuals who are passionate about education and dedicated to supporting student success.

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Peace Corps to City Year AmeriCorps
Our Alumni
Choosing a life of service: from Peace Corps to City Year

When you’ve been a part of something greater than yourself it’s impossible to return to business as usual. I knew…

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Our Impact
Men of Color Throughout the City Year Network Meet in Philadelphia for Annual EdFest Conference
October 29, 2019

Of all the educators nationwide, whether it be elementary, middle, high school, or university, Black males only represent 2% of…

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Our Alumni
#WCW: Alex Diorio
October 23, 2019

Alex Diorio is a very proud alumn of City Year (2014, 2015) and had the privilege to serve in two…

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Our Impact
Celebrating the legacy of MLK through collective action

In 1994, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service and charged the…

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