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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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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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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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5 ways to describe your City Year journey to your family
December 23, 2019

Your City Year service journey can be hard to describe. Check out these tips for describing your service to friends…

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City Year Buffalo opening day celebration
October 30, 2019

City Year Buffalo kicked off their Opening Day celebration this month in collaboration with sponsors, staff and teachers from five…

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Chicago students need mentors like you
October 8, 2019

City Year AmeriCorps members have been serving Chicago for the last 25 years. Read on to learn what City Year…

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Do you have what it takes to serve?
August 27, 2019

For me it was a personal decision to serve as a City Year AmeriCorps member in Orlando to support high…

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Tips for a successful year of service with City Year Tulsa
May 31, 2019

So, you’re thinking about applying to City Year Tulsa? Yes! We’re excited to hear you’re interested in joining us at…

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Adventure awaits no matter where you serve with City Year
May 21, 2019

While working on her City Year application, Jessica Butay reached the question: Where would you like to apply to serve?…

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The Corps
Five things we love about living in Little Rock
May 6, 2019

Little Rock, AR is full of surprises. See why you should choose to serve with City Year Little Rock.

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Strapped for Cash? You Can Still Build Great Money Habits
April 29, 2019

Educating yourself about money early on creates a foundation for financial health as your career progresses and your earnings rise.

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How Impact Managers support their City Year AmeriCorps members
April 12, 2019

As a senior Impact Manager at City Year Columbus, Zandra manages two teams at Champion Middle School and Trevitt Elementary…

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Make national service the star of your resume
April 11, 2019

Being thoughtful, planning and preparing, focusing on results, making data-driven decisions and the so-called ‘soft skills’ Google says make the…

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