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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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Become a stronger literacy coach
January 11, 2022

Help students recovering from pandemic-related disruptions gain confidence in their reading and writing skills.

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Four ways to ace the short answer responses on your City Year application
January 4, 2022

Before you begin your City Year application, check out these tips to help you ace your short answer questions!

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City Year AmeriCorps member on busy city street
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4 City Year sites with public transportation passes
December 28, 2021

You won’t need a car to serve in one of these cities! Here are four sites that offer free public…

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City Year AmeriCorps member service volunteer teaching
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How to use your Segal Education Award
December 21, 2021

Did you know that one of the key benefits AmeriCorps members receive is access to the Segal Education Award to…

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A team of City Year AmeriCorps members stand with their hands in the center of a circle, ready to do a spirit break
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Get registration day ready with City Year
December 9, 2021

You’ve accepted the invitation to serve, but now what? Here’s what you need to know about registration day at City…

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City Year in the classroom
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Five exclusive City Year college scholarships
November 30, 2021

Thinking about college after City Year service? Here are five exclusive scholarships that help you achieve your education goals after…

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City Year classroom in school service
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Top five questions you have about City Year service, answered
November 16, 2021

Have some burning questions before applying to serve with City Year? Find those answers here!

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Deepening our impact with the Steans Family Foundation
October 25, 2021

City Year Chicago (CYCHI) is thrilled to announce a new partnership with the Steans Family Foundation, a longtime supporter and advocate for the North…

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a sprawling view of Los Angeles at night
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5 reasons to live in LA
October 20, 2021

There are over 600,000 students in the Los Angeles Unified School District who need and deserve our support in order…

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City Year AmeriCorps member in school service
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Top things you should know about City Year before you apply
September 2, 2021

Wherever you are in the application process, we want to help you feel prepared for service with City Year AmeriCorps….

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City Year AmeriCorps red jacket
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4 ways to stretch your AmeriCorps stipend
July 20, 2021

When you’re living on an AmeriCorps stipend, every penny counts. To help you make the most of your bi-weekly stipend,…

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A young girl in a classroom taking with a City Year Americorps member
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Making a teaching career more affordable
June 17, 2021

City Year offers a fellowship program that makes becoming a teacher more affordable for AmeriCorps members. Learn more.

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