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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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A tale of two cities
May 17, 2019

As a native of Jacksonville, Allishia Bauman is City Year Jacksonville’s Chief of Staff and is involved in a number…

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Education
Planning a Literacy Family Engagement Night
May 16, 2019

Planning McDonough’s literacy night was the most exhilarating, exhausting, stressful, and rewarding thing I have done at City Year (or…

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Education
Making public schools stronger with caring relationships
May 15, 2019

At a school in California, a student named Juan* takes a deep breath by the classroom door before returning to…

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Our Impact
Jacksonville students need mentors like you
May 10, 2019

Jacksonville, the River City by the Sea, has so much to offer – an exciting arts and culture scene, diverse…

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Education
65 years after Brown v. Board of Education: social justice entrepreneur Hubie Jones reflects on the state of education and his vision for the future
May 7, 2019

In the 65 years since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. Board of Education that racial segregation in…

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The Corps
Strapped for Cash? You Can Still Build Great Money Habits
April 29, 2019

Educating yourself about money early on creates a foundation for financial health as your career progresses and your earnings rise.

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Education
Women in Tech: Meet City Year’s First Female Chief Information Officer
April 25, 2019

Whether it’s taking over a failed project or building new skills, Ellen approaches every challenge as a learning opportunity–an attitude…

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Our Impact
Coaching Kids to Code: How FIRST LEGO League and City Year are Inspiring Future Engineers
April 23, 2019

Learn how FIRST LEGO League and CIty Year are helping to extend educational equity through engineering in this afterschool program.

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Our Impact
Celebrating service at Ripples of Hope
April 15, 2019

We welcomed City Year Orlando sponsors and champions to celebrate another year of service at our annual fundraising event, Ripples…

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Education
Making sense out of math with games, competition and ‘growth mindset’
April 9, 2019

A battle of mathematical wits is playing out in a cramped but colorful classroom. Ruben*, an outgoing fourth-grader with dark…

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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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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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