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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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Reflecting on CYDC’s MLK Day of Service FY24
February 16, 2024

On Monday, January 15th, CYDC hosted MLK Day of Service bringing together volunteers, community members, and youths from across DC…

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CYMKE MLK Day 2024
Our Impact
City Year Milwaukee MLK Day: The Art of Change

“The men and women who rode the freedom buses through Alabama, who walked in Montgomery, who knelt in prayer in…

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The Corps
HBCU alum shares why she serves with City Year
February 14, 2024

Maybe you’ve heard of Howard University, Spellman College, Tennessee State or Morehouse? You’ve definitely heard of some of their most…

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The Corps
Living the Legacy
January 22, 2024

Connecting with the Corps – An AMC MLK Experience Did you know that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Day is…

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Equity
Embracing Tolerance in 2024: A Call to Combat Bullying and Build Inclusive Communities
January 19, 2024

As we step into 2024, it is a timely moment to revisit the importance of tolerance in our communities. This…

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Our Community
MLK Day: United We Serve
January 17, 2024

As we prepare to honor the legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., it is essential to…

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Our Impact
3 ways student success coaches help schools thrive
January 11, 2024

Student success coaches (SSCs) are young people, ages 17 to 25, who serve with City Year on teams as tutors,…

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The Corps
Taco Bell Live Más Scholarship: Tips and Tricks
December 21, 2023

Taco Bell’s Live Más Scholarship application is now open until Jan. 3, 2023, and young adults ages 16-24—including City Year…

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The Corps
Inspiring Reflections and Future Visions: City Year Little Rock at the 30th AmeriCorps Anniversary Summit
December 20, 2023

A few staff members and City Year Little Rock corps leaders attended the 30th Anniversary AmeriCorps Summit held in Little…

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Our Community
Meet City Year Detroit Board Chair, Tonya Adair
December 15, 2023

  Tonya Adair is the Chief Development, Diversity, and Engagement Officer at United Way for Southeastern Michigan and City Year…

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The Corps
Empowering Student Success Coaches at the Black Men in Education Convening
December 13, 2023

A reflection from two of City Year Buffalo’s Student Success Coaches who attended the Black Men in Education Convening (BMEC)…

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BCM team at Success Prep
The Corps
Alumni Spotlight: Jessica Ramirez
December 12, 2023

Meet City Year New Orleans alum Jessica Ramirez! Jessica served as an AmeriCorps member at the Baptist Community Ministries team…

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