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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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Everyone deserves an education: why I serve with City Year Chicago
October 23, 2019

A year of service—what does that even mean? Looking into what a year of service is, I think digging into…

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The Corps
Service to success

Jesus Martinez grew up seeing City Year red jackets around Boston. He participated in City Year afterschool programs as a…

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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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Education
The benefits of a high school degree

$10,386. Statistics from a 2012 Frontline PBS article show that if you drop out of high school chances are that…

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Education
Why mentorship matters

We believe in the power of mentorship. For nearly 25 years, we have deployed high-skilled and passionate young adults to…

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The Corps
Three reasons I decided to serve another City Year

After a month of exploring my options, three reasons inspired my decision to apply and serve another city year.

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The Corps
The top ten greetings students give City Year

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

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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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Education
City Year’s tiered interventions explained!

At my City Year partner school, AmeriCorps members provide at-risk students with routine and personalized interventions throughout the year. Interventions…

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