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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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AT&T Impact Day (Redmond, WA) 2019
February 12, 2020

AT&T Impact Day Chronicle (Redmond, WA) 2019 When I accepted my position on Team Care Force (TCF), I knew that…

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Rachel Rice, Mark Johnson and Jenna Kim conduct PT Practice in the Auditorium of Bret Harte Middle School in Hayward, CA.
Our Impact
AT&T Impact Day (Hayward, CA) 2019

AT&T #attimpact Day Chronicle (Hayward, CA) 2019 This trip had a lot of different components outside the scope of a…

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Our Impact
Meet the Parry Family

  On Monday, January 20th, more than 400 volunteers joined City Year Milwaukee for a day of service at Lancaster…

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Our Impact
Q2 Partner Highlights

Q2 Partner Highlights  City Year Philadelphia’s work is made possible thanks to organizations and community partners across the city who often…

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The Corps
What Ubuntu Means to Me and My Service Year
February 11, 2020

I was born at Mercy Hospital near Chicago’s Motor District on the Southside. I didn’t grow up in Chicago’s Southside,…

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“I have always seen food both as a source of personal joy and as an avenue to bring people together to build connections and community. Food opens the doorway to learning about different cultures and histories as well.”
Our Impact
6 Black-Owned Restaurants We Love in Boston

Kimmy Lee is a charismatic connector on the City Boston People Team – the department that supports human resources for our staff and…

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City Year Columbus alum Alen Amimi stands in a group hug with his teammates
Our Alumni
#cyhead2toe: Alums reflect on a decade of service
February 6, 2020

we invited several members of our 32,000+ alumni community to share short uniform stories that explore the power and potential…

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Our Impact
Board Member Spotlight – Nolan Tully
February 5, 2020

    For Nolan Tully, a City Year Philadelphia (CYP) Associate Board member and a Partner at Philadelphia headquartered law…

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Our Impact
Martin Luther King Jr. Day at City Year Sacramento
February 3, 2020

City Year draws a lot of inspiration from Dr. King, and it is most evident on Martin Luther King Jr….

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Our Impact
Remembering the Reasons and Values Behind Our Work
January 30, 2020

The work life of an AmeriCorps member can be described as an exhilarating, beautiful, and meaningful experience filled with many…

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Our Impact
What #MakeBetterHappen Means to Me

If you follow City Year on any social media platform or know anything about it, you have probably seen #MakeBetterHappen…

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The Corps
The Power of Change

I believe in the power of change. Yes, change can be difficult and a huge step, but I believe it’s…

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