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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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Three generations of making better happen
November 16, 2018

Growing up in South Central Los Angeles, I witnessed a lot in my community: teen pregnancy, homelessness, drug addiction. It scared…

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Sending forth tiny ripples of hope
October 10, 2018

On Sept. 25th we celebrated Opening Day with Los Angeles Unified Board President Monica Garcia and Assembly member Miguel Santiago,…

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Our Alumni
City Year alumni teachers: continuing to make a difference in education after their service year
September 26, 2018

As states implement their ESSA plans, there is an opportunity to think creatively about strategies to address teacher shortages. One…

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Why I still serve
September 12, 2018

We are fired up and back in schools! For many City Year AmeriCorps members their first year of service is…

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Heart of Florida United Way Team serving at Oak Ridge High School
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City Year welcomes Heart of Florida United Way as Team Sponsor
August 29, 2018

City Year Orlando Americorps members serving at Oak Ridge High School will proudly wear the Heart of Florida United Way…

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City Year AmeriCorps members planning with a teacher in a classroom
Our Impact
Starbucks invests in opportunities for all
August 24, 2018

City Year Orlando is proud to be selected as a recipient of The Starbucks Foundation’s 2018 Opportunity for All grant,…

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Our Alumni
Alumni spotlight: Allison Paul
August 10, 2018

After graduating from Boston College with B.A. in Sociology, Allison answered the call to service as a mentor and role…

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Our Impact
The impact of City Year
August 7, 2018

City Year’s impact as told by Brandan, a student who was directly served by City Year in a classroom in…

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Our Impact
Our students have so much to offer and teach us.
June 28, 2018

“Good morning, Mr. Aligada!” Dee shouted as he skipped towards me across the Meyer Elementary School courtyard.  I responded back, “Good…

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Our Impact
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and City Year Partnership

In April, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced a partnership with City Year to launch HMH Classroom Corps, a unique multi-tiered program…

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Red Nose Day and City Year AmeriCorps
Our Impact
Making a difference to the students that need us most
May 23, 2018

Support from Red Nose Day has allowed City Year to meet and work with talented and hardworking students in locations…

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Our Impact
Breaking through “the code”: 5 steps for unlocking success in young people
May 22, 2018

In January 2018, City Year Senior Vice President of Team Leadership Stephen Spaloss was invited to speak at a Mental…

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