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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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The Corps
Congratulations City Year LA 2020 Corps!
July 8, 2020

On June 10th the CYLA community gathered together for our first virtual graduation to celebrate the accomplishments and the extraordinary…

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Our Alumni
Creating a more just nation – it starts here
June 23, 2020

  Dear City Year Alumni and Community, We are devastated by the news that on June 18, Los Angeles Sheriff’s…

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The Corps
From Student to City Year AmeriCorps Member 
May 21, 2020

Jazmin Larumbe is serving her first year as a City Year AmeriCorps member at Jefferson High School in South-Central Los…

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Our Impact
An Important Update from City Year Los Angeles
April 27, 2020

Dear City Year Champion,  For the past four weeks I, along with millions of parents across Los Angeles, have been operating…

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Education
City Year Los Angeles Teacher Spotlight- Part 4
March 4, 2020

City Year AmeriCorps members work side–by–side in collaboration with their partner teachers to fully support their students in the classroom. We are…

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Education
City Year Los Angeles Teacher Spotlight- Part 3
February 26, 2020

City Year AmeriCorps members work side–by–side in collaboration with their partner teachers to fully support their students in the classroom. We are…

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A partner teacher at one of our LA schools.
Education
City Year Los Angeles Teacher Spotlight- Part 2
February 19, 2020

Today we are spotlighting Ms. Tellez who has been teaching for 34 years at 93rd St. Elementary School, keep reading…

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A partner teacher at one of our schools.
Education
City Year Los Angeles Teacher Spotlight
February 12, 2020

City Year AmeriCorps members work side-by-side in collaboration with their partner teachers to fully support their students in the classroom. We are…

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AmeriCorps member talking with a student on a bench while another student listens
Benefits & Resources
City Year Los Angeles: back to school 2019
August 12, 2019

The 2019-2020 school year is off to a great start not only because we get to reunite with teachers and…

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Our Impact
City Year Los Angeles Graduation 2019
June 13, 2019

Another year of service complete! On Thursday, June 6th, 270 City Year Los Angeles AmeriCorps members were joined by family,…

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Three AmeriCorps members serve their alma mater in L.A.
The Corps
Three AmeriCorps members return to their alma mater for a year of service
March 20, 2019

Serving with City Year L.A. takes spirit, discipline, purpose, and pride, and when corps members are placed in the schools…

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Two male middle school students walk alongside two City Year AmeriCorps members outside school on a sunny day
Our Impact
Giving back to the beloved community
January 8, 2019

In 2008, several schools in Los Angeles were deemed “drop out factories.” Despite this label, a dedicated group of teachers challenged…

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