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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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Why I applied to serve with City Year Milwaukee
October 23, 2019

Some corps members want to give back to their community, some want to mentor and tutor students, some were inspired…

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The Corps
Why I serve in the city that raised me

My name is Fernie Torres and I proudly serve as a City Year Milwaukee AmeriCorps member on the Julia A….

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The Corps
Five Lessons from a Returning AmeriCorps Member

My name is Alexis Jefferson, and I proudly serve as a City Year Milwaukee AmeriCorps member on the Rockwell Automation…

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The Corps
Building community at Basic Training Retreat

It was the morning of Wednesday, August 14th when the City Year Milwaukee corps boarded three buses and rode to…

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An AmeriCorps member and a student read a chapter book together.
Education
An update on the Network for School Improvement program

This year, City Year Milwaukee was chosen to be a part of the Network for School Improvement pilot program. Together,…

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The Corps
Miami to Memphis: a global educator

I chose to serve with City Year because I’ve always wanted to work with kids, but I wasn’t sure in…

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Education
Welcome the new District Learning Network of school leaders
October 22, 2019

The District Learning Network gathers several times throughout the year, both in-person and virtually, discussing shared challenges and surfacing strategies,…

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The Corps
Indigenous People’s Day Initiative at Alexander K. McClure Elementary School
October 19, 2019

    This school year, the City Year Philadelphia AmeriCorps team serving at Alexander K. McClure Elementary School saw a unique opportunity to address two…

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The Corps
Why I serve at Champion Middle School
October 18, 2019

Now that I am serving with City Year, there are a few questions I am asked that require me to…

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Education
A Promise to Our Students: Including Diversity in Literature
October 17, 2019

When I remember my childhood, I see the reading nook in my first-grade classroom, my mom helping me to pick a book in…

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AmeriCorps member stands on a busy street looking up at the city.
The Corps
Chicago students need mentors like you
October 8, 2019

City Year AmeriCorps members have been serving Chicago for the last 25 years. Read on to learn what City Year…

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Education
How social-emotional supports build math confidence

Inside Rhode Island’s largest elementary school, four fifth-grade students gather around a small table scattered with worksheets and dice.

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