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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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Remembering the Reasons and Values Behind Our Work
January 30, 2020

The work life of an AmeriCorps member can be described as an exhilarating, beautiful, and meaningful experience filled with many…

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Our Impact
What #MakeBetterHappen Means to Me

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 Corps
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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Our Impact
A Recap of MLK Day 2020

Bright and early on the morning on January 20, 2020, over 700 volunteers gathered at Robert Nathaniel Dett Elementary School…

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Our Impact
Drive for success golf event 2019
January 22, 2020

On December 5, leaders and champions within the Orlando community came together at the Winter Park Golf Course for a…

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Our Impact
MLK Day of Service 2020: Double the service, double the impact
January 21, 2020

Everybody can be great because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t…

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City Year Milwaukee AmeriCorps member at college graduation
The Corps
How a gap year can help you find your calling
January 15, 2020

Learn more about one City Year AmeriCorps member’s journey through a gap year in national service, university, and finding their…

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Our Impact
Morning Greeting
December 9, 2019

Every morning at 8:10 a.m., my teammates and I line up in two parallel lines outside the front of Condon…

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Jim Balfanz, President and CEO of City Year
Our Alumni
James A. Balfanz Announced as City Year CEO
December 6, 2019

Please join us in congratulating Jim Balfanz on his appointment as CEO of City Year.

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Our Impact
Giving Tuesday – One Pie = One Step Towards Student Progress
December 5, 2019

After a plate full of turkey on Thanksgiving and finding big-box deals on Black Friday comes the national day of giving…

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Our Alumni
Leader for Life: Meet City Year Milwaukee Alumna, Kiesha Johnnies
November 20, 2019

My name is Kiesha Johnnies and I proudly served with City Year Milwaukee’s FOUNDING corps. Yes, founding corps. What does…

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City Year AmeriCorps member Kristina Stamm
Our Impact
Reflections on the start of service at City Year

Learn more about serving with City Year AmeriCorps as a student success coach tutoring and mentoring students.

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