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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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Niagara Falls sits less than 20 miles from City Year Buffalo
Our Alumni
From City Year Baton Rouge to City Year Buffalo
April 1, 2019

Where I am today began with an idea of a year of service from an unlikely place.

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City Year AmeriCorps member points to a chart as four students gathered around a table look on
Education
Getting a first chance to code with City Year
March 21, 2019

It’s a wintry, late afternoon in the Bronx, and teachers and students stream outside into the cold air at the…

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San Jose skyline
Benefits & Resources
5 things we love about living in San José
March 13, 2019

There is so much more to San José than the latest app or software company. Read on to learn why…

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Benefits & Resources
How I used my Segal Education Award to travel
February 22, 2019

One of the benefits of serving with City Year is earning a Segal Education Award through AmeriCorps. Upon completion of…

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Decorative arch with sign reading "Lincoln University."
Education
Black History Month: Honoring Lincoln University as a pioneer in education
February 20, 2019

In honor of Black History Month, City Year Philadelphia is pleased to honor not only people who are African-American Pioneers in education, but…

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Manhattan New York skyline at night
Benefits & Resources
Why we love NYC
February 14, 2019

We know that all students can succeed, but resources and opportunity are not always distributed equally. City Year New York…

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An AmeriCorps member sits at a table in a school library.
Benefits & Resources
How to shine as a City Year applicant
February 12, 2019

When working on your City Year application, it’s important to share who you are, not just what you’ve done. Who…

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A group of AmeriCorps members walk together along a path in a park.
Benefits & Resources
Self-care during my City Year
February 8, 2019

Working at City Year, we give so much of ourselves to a cause we truly believe in. This is why…

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Sherry Leung completes her first marathon in honor of City Year
Our Alumni
Running with Sherry Leung: an Alumna’s Commitment to #makebetterhappen
December 17, 2018

Believe or not, I used to really hate running. Running was a constant reminder for me of all the things…

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Education
LGTQIA
November 20, 2018

October was LGBTQIA+ history month. It’s a great time to do some reflection and look at how far we have…

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Two students with backpacks walking on a sidewalk near a school with a City Year Corps Member
Education
To keep students connected to #SchoolEveryDay, remind them how much they matter
November 7, 2018

According to a new report by Attendance Works, 15% of all U.S. students — one out of seven — are…

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An AmeriCorps members sits at a desk with a student, pointing at his worksheet
Education
Caring relationships and student well-being are key to academic success
October 10, 2018

Sometimes referred to as non-cognitive skills, social and emotional aptitudes such as self-management, goal-setting and problem solving have, in the…

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