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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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The Idealist
October 23, 2019

Written by Yvan Le, AmeriCorps Member serving on the Synopsys team at Thomas P. Ryan Elementary School

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The Corps
Meet an AmeriCorps Member with Traneshia Stormer

Meet AmeriCorps member Traneshia Stormer, who proudly serves at ARISE Academy. She discusses her favorite times to spend with students…

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Education
City Year Community School Director 101

The Community School model positions schools as resource hubs for neighborhoods.

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The Corps
These 9 tips + Cheez-Its = a powerful year of service

I was extremely nervous the first time I walked into the crowded and rambunctious school cafeteria to help support student…

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Education
Honoring Du Bois as our final African American pioneer in education.

In commemoration of Black History Month 2019, City Year Philadelphia has recognized and paid homage to African-American pioneers in education….

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Education
Honoring Ruby Bridges as an African American pioneer in education

Today, Ruby is 64 years old and she still calls New Orleans home. There, she runs the Ruby Bridges Foundation…

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Education
City Year’s tiered interventions explained!

At my City Year partner school, AmeriCorps members provide at-risk students with routine and personalized interventions throughout the year. Interventions…

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The Corps
From the eyes of an AmeriCorps member

Those who serve with City Year spend long days devoting their time and effort to helping schools and communities throughout…

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The Corps
#MeetAnAmeriCorpsMember with Kathleen McShane

Our City Year AmeriCorps members make a difference in students’ lives! Kathleen McShane proudly serves at Langston Hughes Academy. She…

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The Corps
#MeetAnAmeriCorpsMember with Julia Mattingly

Meet AmeriCorps member Julia Mattingly! She proudly serves at Arthur Ashe Charter School where she works all day, every day…

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The Corps
Why I applied to serve with City Year Milwaukee

Some corps members want to give back to their community, some want to mentor and tutor students, some were inspired…

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The Corps
Why I serve in the city that raised me

My name is Fernie Torres and I proudly serve as a City Year Milwaukee AmeriCorps member on the Julia A….

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