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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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Corpsmember paints a flowerbed in a school garden
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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Our Impact
A Recap of MLK Day 2020

Bright and early on the morning on January 20, 2020, over 700 volunteers gathered at Robert Nathaniel Dett Elementary School…

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Education
SXSW EDU: Focusing on Equity to Address Chronic Absenteeism
January 28, 2020

What does it take to reduce chronic absenteeism? Practices that address educational inequities and ensure students feel seen, heard and…

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Drive for success golf event 2019
January 22, 2020

On December 5, leaders and champions within the Orlando community came together at the Winter Park Golf Course for a…

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Our Impact
MLK Day of Service 2020: Double the service, double the impact
January 21, 2020

Everybody can be great because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t…

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City Year Milwaukee AmeriCorps member at college graduation
The Corps
How a gap year can help you find your calling
January 15, 2020

Learn more about one City Year AmeriCorps member’s journey through a gap year in national service, university, and finding their…

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Education
Advancing equity and social-emotional learning through relationships
December 17, 2019

City Year and Search Institute have been working together since 2017 to explore how City Year AmeriCorps members in Columbus,…

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City Year AmeriCorps members facilitate Hour of Code for students
Education
City Year shares the adventure of coding through Hour of Code
December 10, 2019

City Year, Hour of Code and digital learning opportunities City Year is sharing fun and engaging Hour of Code activities…

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An elementary school student wearing glasses high fives a City Year AmeriCorps member outside their school
Our Impact
Morning Greeting
December 9, 2019

Every morning at 8:10 a.m., my teammates and I line up in two parallel lines outside the front of Condon…

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