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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
The top ten greetings students give City Year
October 23, 2019

At City Year, we AmeriCorps members love greeting our students with “good mornings,” and a round of Power Greeting.

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A group of AmeriCorps members chat as they walk across the school playground.
The Corps
Bittersweet endings

I’m bitter because it’s April. That means there are TWO months left of service.

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The Corps
Speak

Time waits for no man At least that’s what they say This cause deserves applause but at times I question…

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The Corps
New year, new school: welcome to City Year Mt. Pleasant High School!

Opening Day is an event that takes place at all 29 City Year sites across the nation and is a…

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The Corps
A word from our Executive Director Pete Settelmayer

After a whirlwind ten months, the 2017-2018 school year has come to a bittersweet end. This past year yielded many…

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The Corps
The Idealist

Written by Yvan Le, AmeriCorps Member serving on the Synopsys team at Thomas P. Ryan Elementary School

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The Corps
From the eyes of an AmeriCorps member

Those who serve with City Year spend long days devoting their time and effort to helping schools and communities throughout…

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The Corps
#MeetAnAmeriCorpsMember with Kathleen McShane

Our City Year AmeriCorps members make a difference in students’ lives! Kathleen McShane proudly serves at Langston Hughes Academy. She…

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The Corps
#MeetAnAmeriCorpsMember with Julia Mattingly

Meet AmeriCorps member Julia Mattingly! She proudly serves at Arthur Ashe Charter School where she works all day, every day…

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The Corps
Meet an AmeriCorps Member with Traneshia Stormer

Meet AmeriCorps member Traneshia Stormer, who proudly serves at ARISE Academy. She discusses her favorite times to spend with students…

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The Corps
These 9 tips + Cheez-Its = a powerful year of service

I was extremely nervous the first time I walked into the crowded and rambunctious school cafeteria to help support student…

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Portrait of Chelsea Badeau
Our Alumni
Alumni spotlight—Chelsea Badeau

Chelsea Badeau is currently the Senior Director of Editorial Production at Comcast NBCUniversal. In this role, she manages editorial content on…

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