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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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A Promise to Our Students: Including Diversity in Literature
October 17, 2019

When I remember my childhood, I see the reading nook in my first-grade classroom, my mom helping me to pick a book in…

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AmeriCorps member stands on a busy street looking up at the city.
The Corps
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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Education
How social-emotional supports build math confidence

Inside Rhode Island’s largest elementary school, four fifth-grade students gather around a small table scattered with worksheets and dice.

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An AmeriCorps member is standing with a student next to lockers and both are laughing
Education
Shining a light on social-emotional learning
October 2, 2019

We’re excited that City Year will be presenting in Chicago this week at CASEL’s first Social and Emotional Learning conference,…

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The Corps
My first month at City Year
September 29, 2019

I have always been a planner. I am not the type of person to “wing it” or go into situations…

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AmeriCorps members coming down a line up of students in a gymnasium giving the students high fives
The Corps
Celebrating 20 Years of City Year New Hampshire
September 25, 2019

Opening Day is always a special occasion for us at City Year as it marks the official launch to our year…

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The Corps
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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The Corps
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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