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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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What #MakeBetterHappen Means to Me
January 30, 2020

If you follow City Year on any social media platform or know anything about it, you have probably seen #MakeBetterHappen…

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The Power of Change

I believe in the power of change. Yes, change can be difficult and a huge step, but I believe it’s…

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Three reasons I decided to serve another City Year
October 23, 2019

After a month of exploring my options, three reasons inspired my decision to apply and serve another city year.

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Benefits & Resources
Find what fulfills you

Here are some of the ways City Year San Antonio AmeriCorps members take care of themselves to ensure we bring…

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The Corps
The top ten greetings students give City Year

At City Year, we AmeriCorps members love greeting our students with “good mornings,” and a round of Power Greeting.

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The Corps
Bittersweet endings

I’m bitter because it’s April. That means there are TWO months left of service.

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Our Impact
My starfish story

My first day in my new classroom was both exciting and overwhelming.

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The benefits of a high school degree

$10,386. Statistics from a 2012 Frontline PBS article show that if you drop out of high school chances are that…

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The Corps

Time waits for no man At least that’s what they say This cause deserves applause but at times I question…

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Benefits & Resources
How City Year really prepares you for “the real world”

City Year strongly believes in the idea that it takes a village to raise a child, so it is invaluable…

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The Corps
My Gap Year: The corner of passion and discovery
December 3, 2018

Taking a gap year in national service can supply valuable experiences that allow City Year AmeriCorps members to discover and…

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The Corps
Why I’m fired up to serve with City Year San Antonio
October 15, 2018

Meioshia grew up in San Antonio, and this year decided to return to her home city to serve other students…

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