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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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Our Alumni
A note in honor of AmeriCorps Appreciation Month
March 26, 2020

As the heart of this organization, we simply could not do this work without you. Thank you.

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Our Alumni
Celebrating Women’s History Month: how womanism can heal
March 11, 2020

A City Year alum who now works for City Year Detroit shares her reflections during Women’s History Month about the…

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Education
Pi Day: Infinite ways to celebrate the magic of circles
March 5, 2020

The humble circle has ignited debate, inflamed passions and intrigued brilliant minds! Take a closer look at circles this Pi…

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Our Alumni
Lessons learned from City Year to Peace Corps
March 2, 2020

Going from a gap year with City Year to Peace Corps was a natural next step for this alum. Read…

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Education
Friends of National Service Awards celebrates unity
February 26, 2020

Voices for National Service is a coalition working to build bipartisan support for national service, develop policies that create more…

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Read Across America and City Year AmeriCorps
Education
Celebrate student voices with Read Across America
February 25, 2020

Literacy skills and a love of reading go hand in hand. Check out these tips to find books that reflect…

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City Year AmeriCorps member tutoring students
Benefits & Resources
Four law schools offering scholarships to City Year alumni
February 11, 2020

City Year Alumni go on to have diverse careers. See how you can advance yours through a law degree.

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Our Alumni
#cyhead2toe: Alums reflect on a decade of service
February 6, 2020

we invited several members of our 32,000+ alumni community to share short uniform stories that explore the power and potential…

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City Year AmeriCorps in school service leadership lunch
The Corps
In the middle: Reflecting at the halfway point
February 4, 2020

Learn how one City Year Americorps member is navigating the often challenging middle stage in her service journey.

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Education
SXSW EDU: Focusing on Equity to Address Chronic Absenteeism
January 28, 2020

What does it take to reduce chronic absenteeism? Practices that address educational inequities and ensure students feel seen, heard and…

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City Year AmeriCorps member STEM afterschool program
The Corps
Students learn the fun of engineering after school
January 7, 2020

Ben came to his service with a passion for engineering. Read more to see how he shared this with his…

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Benefits & Resources
4 tips to help your mid-year move
January 2, 2020

Congratulations on starting your City Year journey! As a mid-year AmeriCorps member who begins service in the middle of the…

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