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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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Voices from the field: the power of caring adults to support students’ social-emotional needs
May 16, 2018

Learn more about the City Year AmeriCorps service experience, which prioritizes building relationships as a tool for equitable learning.

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The Corps
Finishing the year strong
May 10, 2018

As the year winds down, there are many extra responsibilities that AmeriCorps members are working against the clock to accomplish. 

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The Corps
Education is the one thing that no one can take away
May 7, 2018

Throughout the past nine months of service with City Year Columbus, there have been multiple times when corps members have…

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The Corps
An asset-based tool to help students—and our AmeriCorps members—thrive (voices from the field)
April 25, 2018

Three decades of youth development work taught us that to support the success of our students, many of whom face…

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The Corps
Why Providence is the place to be
April 12, 2018

Between the thriving arts community, incredible history, gorgeous parks and delicious eats, Providence, Rhode Island is the place to be.

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The Corps
Activating student success through positive relationships [voices from the field]
February 26, 2018

We can meet students where they are by putting the theories surrounding social-emotional learning into practice, particularly by building lasting…

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The Corps
Empathy: Harmony Project experience
February 5, 2018

Every Wednesday at South High School, Harmony Project hosts an after-school choir program for our students. When first introduced to the organization, I thought…

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The Corps
Celebrating MLK: The purpose of service
January 15, 2018

A City Year Columbus AmeriCorps member discusses the importance of service in maintaining Martin Luther King Jr’s beloved society.

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The Corps
Voices from the field: teaching’s challenges and rewards
November 20, 2017

Growing up, I loved everything that came with attending my local public schools in Milledgeville, Georgia. From a very young…

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The Corps
Using empathy to facilitate difficult conversations
November 8, 2017

Karinne Caisse, City Year Sacramento Team Leader, shares how the tools and trainings that City Year provided help her navigate…

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The Corps
Voices from the field: supporting and celebrating our AmeriCorps members of color
October 18, 2017

A 2017 study found that having just one black teacher in elementary school (third, fourth or fifth grade) reduced the…

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Education
National service fuels a holistic approach to student and school success in our highest-need communities
October 2, 2017

Our three decades of youth development experience, along with external research, has shown that students’ academic success is directly tied…

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