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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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Meet our Team: Ashley Ashkenazi
October 26, 2020

Get to know the City Year Detroit family!

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CYLA and the Wasserman Foundation team up to give back to the students of Watts
October 22, 2020

Earlier this month, the City Year Los Angeles Civic Engagement Team (CE Team), a team of AmeriCorps members who lead…

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Fostering student belonging during distance learning

How can educators help distance learners feel like an important part of their school community? Read about one school’s approach:…

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A Virtual Service Update with CYLA!

Our City Year LA AmeriCorps members have officially been in virtual classrooms, helping our students maneuver remote learning for over two months! In…

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The Corps
Navigating Virtual Service
October 20, 2020

  Coming into City Year where the focus was student’s education came with a rollercoaster of emotions. You start to…

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The Corps
Learning to Adapt
October 15, 2020

If there is one thing that we can always count on in life, it is change. Seasons change, people change,…

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The Corps
Who’s Serving in 2020-21?
October 9, 2020

We are thrilled to share a few highlights and shout-outs for our six school teams. Even in the face of…

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The Corps
Q&A with City Year’s Equity Strategists
October 8, 2020

City Year is committed to becoming an anti-racist organization as part of our ongoing efforts to center diversity, belonging, inclusion…

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The Corps
If Three’s a Crowd, Four’s a Family
October 6, 2020

Are you thinking about living alone during your service in City Year? If yes, I highly encourage you to think…

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Our Alumni
Alumni spotlight—Lee Ann Rice
October 2, 2020

Lee Ann Rice  New York University  (Masters, Clinical Social Work) Cornell University (Bachelor of Arts, Art History and Education) Corps…

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The Corps
Zoomin’ Through a Pandemic
September 30, 2020

  When I made my decision to serve with City Year for the 2020-2021 school year, I knew it would…

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Bringing civic engagement into a virtual world: Giving Compass

As the school year begins in the wake of a pandemic, this story outlines how can we help students and…

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