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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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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
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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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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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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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HMH Bookshelf
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HMH (Orlando, FL) 2019
February 20, 2020

Read about the Care Force trip alongside HMH in Orlando, FL

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Alphabet signs displayed in the classroom.
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Teacher Appreciation: Meet Mr. Morris
February 15, 2020

Typically, when individuals are asked about the best teacher they had, they think of an actual teacher they had when…

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Our Alumni
Care Force Alumni Spotlight: Emily Kean
February 14, 2020

Introducing Emily Kean We are really thankful to have been able to have a chat with Emily Kean and talk…

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Our Impact
Akin Gump in Action (East Harlem, NY) 2019
February 12, 2020

Akin Gump in Action Chronicle (East Harlem, NY) 2019 “Oh my goodness! I get to go to New York?!” I…

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A walkie talkie and a carpenter square sit on several piles of lumber.
Our Impact
AT&T Impact Day (Trenton, NJ) 2019

AT&T #attimpact Day Chronicle (Trenton, NJ) 2019 Following our event in Miami, we had a few days in the office…

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Our Alumni
Care Force Alumni Spotlight: Warren Basla

All the way from the city of Norristown, Pennsylvania, Warren Basla served in City Year Philadelphia at Universal Daroff Charter…

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