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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 alums.

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City Year Detroit School Partner Spotlight – Linda Jackson
April 30, 2024

  City Year Detroit’s school team at Bethune Elementary-Middle School nominated Mrs. Linda Jackson for our School Partner Spotlight because…

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An Inclusive Approach To Financial Literacy
April 25, 2024

What does it mean to take a holistic approach to financial wellness? How do you take the full context of…

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Education
We Can’t Do It Alone: A Conversation with Duval County School Board Chair Darryl Willie
April 24, 2024

Throughout his personal and professional life, Duval County School Board Chair Darryl Willie has developed a keen eye for what…

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Why Serving With City Year Memphis Could Be A Great Next Step

Fernecia Humphrey, City Year Memphis ‘23, decided she wanted a second year of service with City Year after the 2022-2023…

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U.S. DSEd Cindy Marten Visits Ascot ES to Spotlight Impact of Student Success Coaches
April 22, 2024

Our team at Ascot Elementary School had the pleasure of hosting the U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education Cindy Marten to…

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Creating hope and opportunity in Memphis through partnerships
April 16, 2024

Over the last few months, City Year Memphis and their local Starbucks partners—along with several other community organizations, businesses and…

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City Year San Antonio | Bridge Builder Awardees
April 12, 2024

In 2022, City Year, in partnership with Rick Cavender and  Harvey Najim, introduced our annual Bridge Builder Award which is…

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The Corps
Understanding the importance of equitable access to financial literacy
April 9, 2024

In recognition of Financial Literacy Month, City Year AmeriCorps members are exploring the importance of financial literacy for young people’s…

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The Corps
Diversity, leadership and community: reflections of an HBCU alum
April 3, 2024

If you speak with an HBCU alum about their experience, you’ll quickly learn that service to the community is one…

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The Corps
Seven reasons to serve with City Year Kansas City
March 29, 2024

Do you know about the vibrant city of Kansas City and the incredible opportunities it offers to City Year AmeriCorps…

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The Corps
5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Joining City Year
March 28, 2024

One There will be days that will test you, and you’ll contemplate quitting. But you persevere for a reason. One…

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Meet City Year Detroit Board Member Roz Blanck
March 27, 2024

My name is Roz Komisar Blanck and I am a relatively new board member. I heard about City Year from…

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