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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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City Year Boston opening day 2019
September 13, 2019

On Friday, September 13th, 2019 at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute, 250 City Year AmeriCorps members pledged to make a difference in…

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The Corps
The ideal service metaphor is to act like water

PITW #158 It’s a Privilege for All of Us to Serve at City Year. These words have new conviction after…

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Education
The Oak Foundation and City Year’s innovative partnership to support all learners
September 3, 2019

Early experience working in schools taught Heather Graham and Bethiel Girma Holton an important lesson that guides their work today…

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The Corps
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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The Corps
Building a career of advocacy
August 23, 2019

I’m originally from Andover, Massachusetts, just 25 minutes north of Boston. My passion for service started early. Growing up, I…

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Cue theme music, ‘We are the Champions.’ City Year Philly named ‘best of City Year’
August 15, 2019

Philadelphia. The City of Brotherly Love, home of the world champion Philadelphia Eagles (yes, we’re still claiming it) and the…

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Tyler Judge celebrates at NH's 2019 graduation
The Corps
Don’t Call it a Comeback: a Service Leader’s Story
July 31, 2019

City Year New Hampshire sort of snuck up on me. In the spring of 2018, I was only concerned about…

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AmeriCorps members participate in morning greeting to students.
Education
Afterschool and extracurricular programs help to make schools safe spaces for all students
July 25, 2019

For a lot of students, school is just a place where you’re getting yelled at, suspended or kicked out of…

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Education
National service is a ‘force for good’ that deserves bipartisan support
July 18, 2019

Longtime supporters of City Year and AmeriCorps gathered on Capitol Hill this spring in support of national service programs that…

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Dr Vitti speaking at City Year event
Education
Dr. Nikolai Vitti’s vision for student success in Detroit
July 8, 2019

Nikolai Vitti has an ambitious vision for student success in Detroit Public Schools Community District.

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Olga Remesha and her family are joined by her City Year team for her citizenship ceremony
The Corps
The Road to Citizenship
July 4, 2019

On April 11th, we both had the opportunity to take part in a United States Naturalization Ceremony in Yarmouth, Maine….

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AmeriCorps member stands behind two students as they work at laptops in the classroom
The Corps
Putting idealism to work in Kansas City
June 21, 2019

Each morning, Airica, a seventh-grade student in Kansas City, steps onto the bus, ready to tackle her school day. She says her commute…

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