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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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The Corps
Leadership After City Year: A Q&A with Four 2022-23 CYP Corps Members
June 26, 2023

City Year Philly AmeriCorps members (clockwise from top left) Olivia Baptiste, Jianna Frei, Tomir Johnson, and Amina Khan speak about…

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The Corps
Congratulations CYLA’s AmeriCorps Class of 2023!
June 21, 2023

More than 100 City Year Los Angeles AmeriCorps members served a total of 127,127.5 collective hours and supported more than…

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Our Alumni
City Year Alum Madhov Shroff: Navigating Uncertainty and Championing Equity
June 8, 2023

People often talk about your 20s as one of the best times of your life. As a 25-year-old, I am…

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Our Alumni
The Segal Education Award: What Is It and How Can I Use It?
June 7, 2023

As graduation season approaches and City Year AmeriCorps members prepare to implement their Life After City Year (LACY) plans, many…

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City Year alum and staff member Michael Stevens, 2023 Staff Alumni Impact Award winner
Our Alumni
Celebrating mentor and City Year alum Michael Stevens
June 6, 2023

Michael Stevens is currently senior vice president and executive director of City Year D.C. He was honored with the 2022…

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City Year alum and staff member Nicole Tsang, 2023 Staff Alumni Impact Award winner
Our Alumni
Celebrating City Year alum Nicole Tsang
May 31, 2023

Nicole Tsang is a City Year New York alum and current City Year National staff member. She was honored with…

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Our Alumni
City Year alums: A lifetime of impact
May 3, 2023

When our AmeriCorps members become alums at the end of the school year, they continue to lead and serve—bringing valuable…

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The Corps
Overcoming Impostor Syndrome
May 1, 2023

City Year Detroit welcomed creative genius and novelist Andre Ebron to present on Imposter Syndrome to our AmeriCorps members and…

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City Year alum Yvonne Garcia
Our Alumni
Celebrating City Year alum Yvonne Garcia
April 24, 2023

Yvonne’s journey as an educator started as an AmeriCorps member with City Year San Antonio. She is now an award-winning…

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Equity
How City Year centers equity and community in research
April 17, 2023

As City Year centers equity in our research work, we’ve defined and adjusted new capacities: community-based action research, trend forecasting…

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Equity
Fostering men of color in education
March 29, 2023

City Year Detroit hosted a panel to discuss how increasing the number of male educators of color will help close…

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Our Alumni
How a City Year Recruiter Changed My Life
February 27, 2023

After graduating from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, I was unsure of what I wanted to do. I ended…

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National Strategic Partners
National Partners