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Our stories

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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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 Impact
Back in Ballou
March 25, 2022

As it begins to get warmer, the team and I have made plans to go back to the farm, Oasis…

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Our Impact
A Mid-Year Reflection by TCF 15
March 18, 2022

On January 12th, 2022, Team Care Force 15 officially hit the six-month mark in our year of service. As we…

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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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City Year Columbus AmeriCorps member appreciation month
The Corps
Celebrating AmeriCorps week at City Year Columbus
March 14, 2022

During AmeriCorps celebration, we recognize the commitment of the millions of Americans who have chosen to serve and encourage more…

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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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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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Equity
Emerging Historians: A Personal Reflection on Black History Month
February 28, 2022

Someone recently asked me, “Are you able to show up to work as your authentic self?” My response was, “I…

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The Corps
Black History Lesson From The Civil Rights Era: Compassion, Understanding and Critical Thinking
February 22, 2022

A City Year Detroit AmeriCorps Guest Blog   I have come to realize that one of the most important things…

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City Year AmeriCorps member student success coach
The Corps
Curious about serving with City Year in Kansas City, Little Rock, Memphis or Philadelphia?
February 15, 2022

Looking to support students in a vibrant new community? Here are four amazing cities where you can make a difference.

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City Year AmeriCorps service program
Education
Make a difference and discover a career with AmeriCorps
February 8, 2022

City Year AmeriCorps creates a path for young adults to gain professional experience that helps them take the next step…

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The Corps
Bank of America’s Support to CYGB Expansion
February 7, 2022

For over 30 years, Bank of America has provided critical resources in support of City Year’s holistic student-facing programming. From…

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