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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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Our Alumni
City Year can help you launch a marketing career in tech
May 17, 2022

As a City Year alum, you can use your unique service experience to launch a career in tech! Learn more…

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The Corps
Emerson Collective at EPA Bloomhouse
May 16, 2022

In December 2021, Care Force ventured to East Palo Alto, California to break out our yellow City Year jackets and…

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The Corps
Aramark Unites Against Poverty
May 6, 2022

In October, I had the opportunity to travel and lead volunteers from Aramark in my first ever in-person event in…

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City Year Cleveland alum
Our Alumni
Shining a light on our Cleveland Corps: Aubrey Baumler
April 29, 2022

Get to know some of the proud AmeriCorps members who’ve dedicated a year of their life to serving in Cleveland…

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Our Alumni
Shining a light on our City Year alumni: Tony Ying

City Year Cleveland alumni go on to do great things in our community, and we love hearing what they’re up…

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Our Impact
Honoring the 2022 Idealists of the Year
April 25, 2022

City Year’s mission is fueled by a culture of idealism. At City Year, we define idealism as the belief that…

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Our Alumni
Five education nonprofits looking for City Year alums
April 13, 2022

Looking to start a career in nonprofits after service? Here are five nonprofits that love to hire City Year alums!

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Our Impact
Focus On Student Mental Health & Filling The Gaps
April 8, 2022

  Before the pandemic, mental health needs for children, adolescents, and families were considerable and, in many cases, went unmet…

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Our Impact
Finding Your North Star

How do we find our passion and purpose? Rebecca Irby from New Detroit has some ideas on this topic. She…

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City Year AmeriCorps members serving in schools
Benefits & Resources
Planning for life after City Year differs for AmeriCorps members
April 6, 2022

We encourage AmeriCorps members to reflect how they have also personally grown and stay connected with each other after graduation…

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Our Community
Spotlight on Sharif El-Mekki, City Year Philly’s 2022 Idealist of the Year
April 4, 2022

City Year Philadelphia’s annual Red Jacket Gala is coming up next month on Thursday, May 5. We’re looking forward to…

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Equity
City Year’s research agenda: An equity-focused learning journey
March 31, 2022

We’re sharing our new research and learning agenda and our journey to embrace an equity-focused approach as we seek to…

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