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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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Service Highlights from the Rockwell Automation Team
January 21, 2021

  The Rockwell Automation Team at Rogers Street Academy has been hard at work supporting students in the virtual classroom and have…

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City Year Milwaukee’s third Equity Summit of the year 
November 9, 2020

City Year Milwaukee’s third virtual Equity Summit, Equity in Education, gave AmeriCorps members and staff opportunities to connect the history of education…

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Be the change you want to see and build powerful relationships
June 8, 2020

Each year, a City Year Milwaukee AmeriCorps member is nominated by their peers for embodying the spirit of City Year;…

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The City Year Obama Team goes virtual
May 27, 2020

Thursday, March 12, 2020, was a different kind of day for the City Year team serving at Barack Obama School of…

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City Year AmeriCorps in school service red uniform
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Encouraging personal responsibility in the classroom
May 22, 2020

Freshman year of high school is an important year for students that comes with many changes. Read about how AmeriCorps…

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Students sitting at desks in a classroom with computers in front of them some raising hands as a City Year AmeriCorps member stands with her hand raised
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A letter of hope to my students

As the school year comes to an end, AmeriCorps member Robert Eison shares three lessons he wants his students to…

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Important lessons from students: Empathy and seeing the good

As City Year AmeriCorps members, we teach our students every day, but what are our students teaching us? Read about…

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City Year Milwaukee AmeriCorps members volunteer with Running Rebels
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A global pandemic motivates Team Leader Dia Vang to fight for change
May 21, 2020

Team Leader Dia Vang shares how a global pandemic impacts her service and motivates her to continue to fight for…

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Meet Commodore: Reflecting and preparing for next year’s service
May 20, 2020

At Casimir Pulaski High School, March was a big month for students and my City Year team. On March 4…

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City Year Milwaukee AmeriCorps member tutoring students
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Day in the life of a City Year Milwaukee AmeriCorps member

Ever wonder what a “day in the life of a City Year AmeriCorps member” looks like while serving in schools?…

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Two students with backpacks walking on a sidewalk near a school with a City Year Corps Member
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Three important lessons my students taught me
May 18, 2020

Each City Year AmeriCorps member leaves their service year with significant memories of their time spent with students. Sometimes, they…

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An elementary school student wearing a bow and a backpack high-fives several AmeriCorps members as she arrives at school on time
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The power of building powerful relationships with students  
May 16, 2020

When I started my second year of service with City Year Milwaukee, I knew that building relationships with students was…

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