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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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Why I serve in the city that raised me
October 23, 2019

My name is Fernie Torres and I proudly serve as a City Year Milwaukee AmeriCorps member on the Julia A….

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The Corps
Five Lessons from a Returning AmeriCorps Member

My name is Alexis Jefferson, and I proudly serve as a City Year Milwaukee AmeriCorps member on the Rockwell Automation…

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The Corps
Building community at Basic Training Retreat

It was the morning of Wednesday, August 14th when the City Year Milwaukee corps boarded three buses and rode to…

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The Corps
Miami to Memphis: a global educator

I chose to serve with City Year because I’ve always wanted to work with kids, but I wasn’t sure in…

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The Corps
Indigenous People’s Day Initiative at Alexander K. McClure Elementary School
October 19, 2019

    This school year, the City Year Philadelphia AmeriCorps team serving at Alexander K. McClure Elementary School saw a unique opportunity to address two…

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The Corps
Why I serve at Champion Middle School
October 18, 2019

Now that I am serving with City Year, there are a few questions I am asked that require me to…

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Benefits & Resources
The benefits of a gap year
October 15, 2019

Taking a gap year, whether it’s between high school and college, during your undergraduate years or after college, is a…

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The Corps
Chicago students need mentors like you
October 8, 2019

City Year AmeriCorps members have been serving Chicago for the last 25 years. Read on to learn what City Year…

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Benefits & Resources
Why you should serve with City Year Philadelphia

There is so much to love about living and working in Philadelphia. Between the scenic parks, accessible art, delicious food and the…

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Benefits & Resources
4 public policy program scholarships for City Year alumni
October 1, 2019

If you’re interested in positively shaping your community through policy, you’ll want to check out some of our University Partnerships….

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The Corps
My first month at City Year
September 29, 2019

I have always been a planner. I am not the type of person to “wing it” or go into situations…

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The Corps
Celebrating 20 Years of City Year New Hampshire
September 25, 2019

Opening Day is always a special occasion for us at City Year as it marks the official launch to our year…

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