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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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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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Benefits & Resources
Serve for a Year, Stay for Another?
March 30, 2022

Doing one year of service with City Year is a transformational experience. But what happens when you stay for another?…

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Our Community
What’s it like to serve in New Hampshire?

We interviewed AmeriCorps members from the Henry Wilson Elementary School team to ask them about what it’s like to serve…

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The Corps
Celebrating Excellence in Service – Winter 2022

Each quarter, the Excellence in Service Award recognises an ACM, SL, and Staff member for their commitment to the ideals…

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Asset based language in City Year communities
Equity
Asset-based language mirrors the communities we serve
March 29, 2022

City Year is dedicated to adopting an asset-based approach to describe the students, schools and communities we serve.

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Our Community
Announcing City Year San Antonio’s New Executive Director
March 25, 2022

“I feel honored and humbled to step into the role of Senior Vice President & Executive Director of City Year…

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City Year AmeriCorps teaching match
Education
From “not a math person” to a City Year math learner
March 16, 2022

Cultivating math confidence in students takes a growth mindset. Learn more about City Year AmeriCorps’ approach to teaching math to…

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Our Impact
The Value of a Mentor
March 8, 2022

When I am asked to describe what ‘mentorship’ means to me, I think of City Year. I am reminded of…

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Equity
Building diverse and equitable organizations: Q&A with Loren Hudson, Chief Diversity Officer at Comcast Cable

As part of City Year’s commitment to becoming an anti-racist organization, we are actively building Diversity, Belonging, Inclusion, and Equity…

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City Year AmeriCorps member virtual learning practices
Education
Pi Day: Infinite ways to celebrate the magic of circles

The circle has intrigued brilliant minds and more recently helped NASA explore Mars! Learn more about Pi and how it…

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Our Alumni
Care Force Alumni Spotlight: Grace Lehan
March 4, 2022

On October 27th, 2021, the Team Care Force blog team (Stuart Allen, Allison Anderson, and Caitlyn Sarles) had the pleasure…

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