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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 alumni.

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The Corps
AmeriCorps member spotlight: Meet Lakeisha Allen
January 21, 2020

Meet Lakeisha Allen, City Year Milwaukee AmeriCorps member, and learn more about her through her poem, “I am… I was.” 

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City Year Milwaukee AmeriCorps member at college graduation
The Corps
How a gap year can help you find your calling
January 15, 2020

Learn more about one City Year AmeriCorps member’s journey through a gap year in national service, university, and finding their…

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Our Alumni
Leader for Life: Meet City Year Milwaukee Alumna, Kiesha Johnnies
November 20, 2019

My name is Kiesha Johnnies and I proudly served with City Year Milwaukee’s FOUNDING corps. Yes, founding corps. What does…

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The Corps
Why I applied to serve with City Year Milwaukee
October 23, 2019

Some corps members want to give back to their community, some want to mentor and tutor students, some were inspired…

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The Corps
Why I serve in the city that raised me

My name is Fernie Torres and I proudly serve as a City Year Milwaukee AmeriCorps member on the Julia A….

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Our Alumni
Celebrating nine years of City Year Milwaukee alumni

City Year Milwaukee is celebrating our 10th anniversary, and we’re highlighting the 800 alumni who chose to support the students…

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An AmeriCorps member and a student read a chapter book together.
Education
An update on the Network for School Improvement program

This year, City Year Milwaukee was chosen to be a part of the Network for School Improvement pilot program. Together,…

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The Corps
Five Lessons from a Returning AmeriCorps Member

My name is Alexis Jefferson, and I proudly serve as a City Year Milwaukee AmeriCorps member on the Rockwell Automation…

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The Corps
Building community at Basic Training Retreat

It was the morning of Wednesday, August 14th when the City Year Milwaukee corps boarded three buses and rode to…

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National Strategic Partners
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  • Comcast NBC/ Universal logo
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  • New York Life Foundation logo
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National Partners
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  • Bank of America logo
  • Celanese logo
  • NFL Inspire Change logo
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