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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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Education
Elevating youth voice is critical for educational equity
July 22, 2020

In the pursuit of educational equity, it’s more important than ever to uplift youth voices from students and AmeriCorps members…

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Our Alumni
How Does City Year Prepare Young Adults for Career in Covid-era? The Answer is In the Numbers.
July 21, 2020

As employers continue to hire individuals with the right skills for limited positions, how does City Year prepare young adults…

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The Corps
Finding Your Calling in a Time of National Uncertainty

Learn more about the benefits of national service with City Year AmeriCorps on academic and career aspirations and the communities…

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Our Alumni
Care Force Alumni Spotlight: Aundrea Dean

We are really thankful to have been able skype with Aundrea and talk about her experience serving with City Year….

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Our Impact
Q4 Partnership Highlights
July 14, 2020

Q4 Partnership Highlight  The end of our 2020 service year presented us with unimaginable challenges, from a global pandemic to historic civil…

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The Corps
Looking back on an unusual year of service

Bobby Gomez, City Year San Antonio alum and a native of that city, reflects on the lessons learned through an…

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The Corps
Men of Color in the Education System – A Conversation with a Returning AmeriCorps Member
July 13, 2020

    At City Year Philadelphia, we are always amazed at the passion our corps members have for the schools…

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Our Alumni
Statement to the City Year San Antonio Alumni Community
July 10, 2020

Dear City Year alumni and community, We recognize the work we at City Year have to do to dismantle systemic…

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Our Alumni
Remembering Andres Guardado-Say His Name.
July 8, 2020

We are devastated by the news that on June 18, Los Angeles Sheriff’s Deputies shot and killed Andrés Guardado, an…

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The Corps
Congratulations City Year LA 2020 Corps!

On June 10th the CYLA community gathered together for our first virtual graduation to celebrate the accomplishments and the extraordinary…

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City Year AmeriCorps member serving in Philadelphia schools
Education
When classes resume, City Year will be there for students

City Year is committed to learning from partners and the communities we serve to reimagine the future of our student-level…

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The Corps
Care Force Tools Storage Project
July 7, 2020

For most of the service year, Team Care Force is constantly in event mode; we find ourselves creating documents for…

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