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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 Community
Announcing City Year San Antonio’s New Executive Director
March 25, 2022

“I feel honored and humbled to step into the role of Senior Vice President & Executive Director of City Year…

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City Year AmeriCorps gap year education and career pathways
Benefits & Resources
City Year offers high school grads college & career readiness
March 23, 2022

Not sure what you want to do after service? With City Year, you’ll receive the support you need to create…

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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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Books on a bookshelf in a City Year school
Benefits & Resources
City Year offers a fantastic gap year experience

If you are a recent high school graduate or a current college student unsure what to do this fall, City…

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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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Equity
Building diverse and equitable organizations: Q&A with Loren Hudson, Chief Diversity Officer at Comcast Cable

As part of City Year’s commitment to becoming an anti-racist organization, we are actively building Diversity, Belonging, Inclusion, and Equity…

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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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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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A team of City Year AmeriCorps members stand with their hands in the center of a circle, ready to do a spirit break
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
How City Year Detroit Celebrated Black History Month
March 1, 2022

As we enter a new month, we want to take a moment to both reflect on and share a few…

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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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