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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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How I used my Segal Education Award to travel
February 22, 2019

One of the benefits of serving with City Year is earning a Segal Education Award through AmeriCorps. Upon completion of…

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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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Benefits & Resources
Why we love NYC
February 14, 2019

We know that all students can succeed, but resources and opportunity are not always distributed equally. City Year New York…

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Benefits & Resources
How to shine as a City Year applicant
February 12, 2019

When working on your City Year application, it’s important to share who you are, not just what you’ve done. Who…

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Benefits & Resources
Self-care during my City Year
February 8, 2019

Working at City Year, we give so much of ourselves to a cause we truly believe in. This is why…

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Sherry Leung completes her first marathon in honor of City Year
Our Alumni
Running with Sherry Leung: an Alumna’s Commitment to #makebetterhappen
December 17, 2018

Believe or not, I used to really hate running. Running was a constant reminder for me of all the things…

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Education
LGTQIA
November 20, 2018

October was LGBTQIA+ history month. It’s a great time to do some reflection and look at how far we have…

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Education
To keep students connected to #SchoolEveryDay, remind them how much they matter
November 7, 2018

According to a new report by Attendance Works, 15% of all U.S. students — one out of seven — are…

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Education
Caring relationships and student well-being are key to academic success
October 10, 2018

Sometimes referred to as non-cognitive skills, social and emotional aptitudes such as self-management, goal-setting and problem solving have, in the…

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Benefits & Resources
Living on a stipend: there’s an app for that
October 6, 2018

Here are six great apps that are sure to put some extra cash in your pocket and a smile on…

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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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Jia He learned English after coming to the US as a child
Education
Build Literacy, Build Civic Leaders
September 25, 2018

There’s a picture of me in my mother’s battered “First years in America” album where I’m sipping a Coke from…

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