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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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Our Alumni
City Year Honors Young Alum Derek Qiu
April 30, 2024

The City Year Alumni Leadership Awards, presented by Truist, are City Year’s highest alumni recognition. The awards recognize outstanding alums…

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Benefits & Resources
How to use your Segal Education Award
April 29, 2024

Did you know that one of the key benefits AmeriCorps members receive is access to the Segal Education Award to…

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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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The Corps
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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Our Impact
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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Our Community
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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Our Impact
Reflecting on 10 years with City Year Jacksonville’s Veronika McDougald
March 26, 2024

As we celebrate a decade of service to the Jacksonville community, it’s impossible to overlook the significant contributions of Veronika…

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Our Impact
Thank You AmeriCorps Members!

March is AmeriCorps Appreciation Month! We decided to partner with our school community to say thank you to our AmeriCorps…

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