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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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Portrait of Chelsea Badeau
Our Alumni
Alumni spotlight—Chelsea Badeau
October 23, 2019

Chelsea Badeau is currently the Senior Director of Editorial Production at Comcast NBCUniversal. In this role, she manages editorial content on…

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Our Impact
The power of lunch time

In 2017, Brad Montague, creator of the popular YouTube series Kid President, gave a talk on how to be a…

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City Year AmeriCorps members work with students in and out of school
Our Impact
Hoops and mentoring basketball tournament

From cheerleading and basketball, to science, dance, and even film-making club, City Year’s work isn’t just done during the school…

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Our Impact
City Year and the chocolate factory

On April 10, Mary Mcleod Bethune Elementary served as the competition ground for City Year Philly’s annual Site Wide Math…

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two AmeriCorps members are standing behind a large group of students during an assembly in the gym
Our Alumni
Celebrating nine years of City Year Milwaukee alumni

City Year Milwaukee is celebrating our 10th anniversary, and we’re highlighting the 800 alumni who chose to support the students…

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two young students, one smiling in a classroom as a City Year corps member teaches them around a table in a classroom
Our Impact
Making an impact in City Year intervention spaces

At City Year, student success coaches support students through instructional interventions in reading and math. An instructional intervention is a…

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Our Impact
One year of impact

Each AmeriCorps member has brought something unique to the team and our students this year. Meet them now!

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Four AmeriCorps members dance as they try to energize students for a day of learning
Our Impact
The promotion promise

This year, all City Year Milwaukee high school teams are focusing on the same goal:  the promotion promise. The promotion…

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As students exit the school bus they find a team of City Year AmeriCorps members lined up to welcome them to school
Our Alumni
Corps to corporate: the journey of a City Year Louisiana AmeriCorps member to Memphis

The act of service is truly a radical act of love and underscores the value of human existence. I have…

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Our Alumni
City Year Memphis builds the teacher pipeline

While in college, I studied criminal justice with a specific focus on the school to prison pipeline and juvenile delinquency….

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Our Impact
City Year Memphis and its new beloved community

Walking through the streets of Memphis, the visual history of the Civil Rights Movement is ever-present. A short walk from…

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Education
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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