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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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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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The Corps
From Little Rock to the Big Apple, one City Year AmeriCorps member shares his journey

Learn about one Corps member’s ability to serve in his hometown and across the country with City Year.

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Education
Getting a first chance to code with City Year
March 21, 2019

It’s a wintry, late afternoon in the Bronx, and teachers and students stream outside into the cold air at the…

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The Corps
A thank you note from staff

Day in and day out, our AmeriCorps members dedicate themselves to a cause greater than self. The work they do…

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Three AmeriCorps members serve their alma mater in L.A.
The Corps
Three AmeriCorps members return to their alma mater for a year of service
March 20, 2019

Serving with City Year L.A. takes spirit, discipline, purpose, and pride, and when corps members are placed in the schools…

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The Corps
What do City Year AmeriCorps members do? Run afterschool programs

City Year San José alumnae Kailey Rawston and Liza Flores share how they managed afterschool time and creatively kept about 100 first and…

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The Corps
How to combat compassion fatigue
March 15, 2019

At City Year, we give ourselves to our students and teammate from sunrise to sunset on average five days a…

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The Corps
The value of value bands
March 1, 2019

My value band is a daily reminder of the promise I made when I signed up for City Year: believe…

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The Corps
5 things AmeriCorps members should expect from City Year
February 22, 2019

City Year is one of those experiences where you get what out you put in. Carnisha Tassin shares her experience

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The Corps
My first month as a mid-year AmeriCorps member
February 21, 2019

“I started my time at City Year Jacksonville eager and ready to serve! Training was great, I liked having the…

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Education
Black History Month: Honoring Lincoln University as a pioneer in education
February 20, 2019

In honor of Black History Month, City Year Philadelphia is pleased to honor not only people who are African-American Pioneers in education, but…

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The Corps
6 things that make Boston a great place to live
February 19, 2019

If you’ve never considered moving to Boston, read on to learn why you should think about serving with City Year…

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