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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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Representation matters: The power of serving your community
November 12, 2020

The power of diverse educational representation Abraham Galán still remembers what it’s like to feel out-of-place in school. Growing up…

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Education
Vote for City Year to present at SXSW EDU 2021
November 10, 2020

Help City Year win a chance to present at SXSW EDU 2021 on the role of the City Year AmeriCorps…

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Benefits & Resources
How to use your Segal AmeriCorps Education award
October 15, 2020

Learn more about the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award, given to all City Year AmeriCorps alumni to help further their education.

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The Corps
Q&A with City Year’s Equity Strategists
October 8, 2020

City Year is committed to becoming an anti-racist organization as part of our ongoing efforts to center diversity, belonging, inclusion…

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The Corps
Five ways athletes make great City Year AmeriCorps members
September 16, 2020

Learn more about the City Year AmeriCorps experience and how athletes have the skills needed to serve students and communities…

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The Corps
Service as a gateway to community engagement
September 9, 2020

For this City Year alum, service was a gateway to a career centered in thoughtful community engagement. Read on to…

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Education
City Year rolls out new resources for teachers during COVID-19
September 2, 2020

City Year is releasing a collection of resources to help educators rapidly put in place equitable teaching practices that strengthen…

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Education
Equity-based Educational Research: Emerging Lessons from City Year’s work
August 31, 2020

An equity-based approach to research matters because it ensures that the research will benefit everyone. At a moment when education…

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Education
The psychological challenges for students and teachers ahead: Three immediate things we can do to help them
August 24, 2020

COVID is complicating back-to-school. But it’s also offering us an opportunity to focus on student and teacher mental health.

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The Corps
Balancing national service with graduate school
July 30, 2020

This City Year AmeriCorps member is combining theory and practice as he serves students full time in Miami and attends…

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Education
Elevating youth voice is critical for educational equity
July 22, 2020

In the pursuit of educational equity, it’s more important than ever to uplift youth voices from students and AmeriCorps members…

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The Corps
Looking back on an unusual year of service
July 14, 2020

Bobby Gomez, City Year San Antonio alum and a native of that city, reflects on the lessons learned through an…

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