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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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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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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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No matter where you choose to serve, City Year AmeriCorps is a valuable experience
Benefits & Resources
Deciding where to serve your City Year
March 3, 2022

We have a new interactive map to help find information that’s most important to you about serving with City Year….

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Benefits & Resources
City Year to increase stipend for AmeriCorps members

To ensure more young adults can serve, City Year will be raising stipends for first year AmeriCorps members to at…

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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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City Year AmeriCorps member teacher pathways opportunities
Benefits & Resources
City Year teacher pathways foster joy and belonging
February 23, 2022

City Year’s Teacher Pathways program is training the next generation of diverse and equity-focused educators. Learn more about this unique…

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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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Our Alumni
A City Year Love Story
February 11, 2022

City Year alums share inspiring words about what City Year has meant to them and their stories of falling in…

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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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