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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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Benefits & Resources
Planning for life after City Year differs for AmeriCorps members
April 6, 2022

We encourage AmeriCorps members to reflect how they have also personally grown and stay connected with each other after graduation…

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Our Impact
The six drivers of student success coaching
March 1, 2022

Student success coaching represents what we’ve learned from our decade-and-a-half of serving in schools and hope to do alongside students,…

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City Year AmeriCorps member student success coach
The Corps
Curious about serving with City Year in Kansas City, Little Rock, Memphis or Philadelphia?
February 15, 2022

Looking to support students in a vibrant new community? Here are four amazing cities where you can make a difference.

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Our Alumni
A City Year Love Story
February 11, 2022

City Year alums share inspiring words about what City Year has meant to them and their stories of falling in…

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Our Alumni
City Year service prepared me for the Peace Corps
February 2, 2022

Learn more about serving with City Year AmeriCorps and the Peace Corps through this alum’s experience

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Our Alumni
Celebrating City Year alum and Award-winning Educator Kevin Dua
December 13, 2021

As a Black male educator, Kevin Dua is both setting an example and expanding the minds of the students he…

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Benefits & Resources
Get registration day ready with City Year
December 9, 2021

You’ve accepted the invitation to serve, but now what? Here’s what you need to know about registration day at City…

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The Corps
What does City Year service really look like this year?
December 7, 2021

This year, all City Year AmeriCorps members returned to in-person learning. What’s the experience been like? Read on to learn…

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The Corps
The “mid-fall slump” and what to expect
November 2, 2021

Though this part of the City Year experience may be particularly challenging, it’s also normal! And we want you to…

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City Year AmeriCorps member benefits
The Corps
Benefits City Year AmeriCorps members receive
October 26, 2021

Want to know how you’ll be supported throughout service? Here’s a comprehensive list of the benefits and resources you’ll have…

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Our Impact
Student success coaches can help students graduate
October 13, 2021

Establishing a Student Success Corps would help increase capacity in systemically under-resourced schools and help improve student engagement and graduation…

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Our Alumni
Celebrating equity champion Emerald Anderson-Ford, City Year New Hampshire ’09, ‘10
September 30, 2021

As an activist and equity strategist, Emerald has committed her life’s work to both finding joy and the liberation of…

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