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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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65 years after Brown v. Board of Education: social justice entrepreneur Hubie Jones reflects on the state of education and his vision for the future
May 7, 2019

In the 65 years since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. Board of Education that racial segregation in…

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The Corps
Five things we love about living in Little Rock
May 6, 2019

Little Rock, AR is full of surprises. See why you should choose to serve with City Year Little Rock.

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The Corps
Twenty months of gratitude
May 1, 2019

by far the most valuable part of my past twenty months is the relationships I had the privilege to build,…

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The Corps
Strapped for Cash? You Can Still Build Great Money Habits
April 29, 2019

Educating yourself about money early on creates a foundation for financial health as your career progresses and your earnings rise.

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Education
Women in Tech: Meet City Year’s First Female Chief Information Officer
April 25, 2019

Whether it’s taking over a failed project or building new skills, Ellen approaches every challenge as a learning opportunity–an attitude…

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The Corps
How Impact Managers support their City Year AmeriCorps members
April 12, 2019

As a senior Impact Manager at City Year Columbus, Zandra manages two teams at Champion Middle School and Trevitt Elementary…

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An AmeriCorps member looks ahead at the city skyline.
The Corps
Looking back on my City Year

My time with City Year Jacksonville has been a life-changing experience filled with new ideas and sparks of new personalities…

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The Corps
Make national service the star of your resume
April 11, 2019

Being thoughtful, planning and preparing, focusing on results, making data-driven decisions and the so-called ‘soft skills’ Google says make the…

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Education
Making sense out of math with games, competition and ‘growth mindset’
April 9, 2019

A battle of mathematical wits is playing out in a cramped but colorful classroom. Ruben*, an outgoing fourth-grader with dark…

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2019 Starry Starry Night attendees give AmeriCorps members a standing ovation.
The Corps
A Starry Starry Night to Remember
April 4, 2019

It was a windy March day when City Year AmeriCorps members gathered in New Castle to prepare for our 19th…

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AmeriCorps members take the City Year pledge
The Corps
Welcome to City Year Buffalo
April 1, 2019

“The youth of Buffalo are unstoppable, as are City Year AmeriCorps members.”

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The Corps
Thank you Corps!
March 29, 2019

It’s March which means St. Patrick’s Day, Daylight Savings Time, free water ice from Rita’s, and our favorite of them…

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