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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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Our Impact
The promotion promise
October 23, 2019

This year, all City Year Milwaukee high school teams are focusing on the same goal:  the promotion promise. The promotion…

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Our Alumni
Corps to corporate: the journey of a City Year Louisiana AmeriCorps member to Memphis

The act of service is truly a radical act of love and underscores the value of human existence. I have…

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Our Alumni
City Year Memphis builds the teacher pipeline

While in college, I studied criminal justice with a specific focus on the school to prison pipeline and juvenile delinquency….

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Our Impact
City Year Memphis and its new beloved community

Walking through the streets of Memphis, the visual history of the Civil Rights Movement is ever-present. A short walk from…

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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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Our Alumni
Meet City Year’s newest alums
October 8, 2019

City Year AmeriCorps members officially became alumni, joining a vibrant community that continues to strengthen the neighborhoods where they live…

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Our Impact
Making your communications team a catalyst for diversity, equity and inclusion
October 3, 2019

As communications professionals, we oversee many powerful levers that influence why someone would want to work with an organization (including donors, volunteers,…

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City Year members pose at Girls at Work after a day of service
Our Impact
Empowered by Power Tools: City Year Serves with Girls at Work
September 19, 2019

Impact manager Alysa Hemcher shares her City Year bucket list.

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Our Impact
Why I Serve: Celebrating City Year Milwaukee’s 10th Opening Day Celebration
September 14, 2019

On Friday, September 13th, 2020, City Year Milwaukee celebrated our 10th Anniversary by welcoming the 2019-2020 City Year Milwaukee AmeriCorps…

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Our Alumni
25 years of service: reflections from City Year AmeriCorps first cohort alum, Kanna Kunchala
September 11, 2019

As part of the first class of AmeriCorps members to serve with City Year in 1994-1995, I have had the…

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Our Impact
AT&T Impact Day (Atlanta, GA) 2019
September 6, 2019

After a couple of months being in the office for the winter, we were finally given the news that we…

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Our Impact
City Year Orlando opening day 2019 celebration
August 24, 2019

City Year Orlando’s opening day celebration brought together City Year Orlando team sponsors, board members, champions, as well as families…

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