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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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What I’ve learned during my year of service
June 5, 2018

City Year has taught me so much more in this year in service than I learned in my four years…

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The Corps
Thoughtful ways to say goodbye to your students
June 4, 2018

With the school year coming to an end, here are some ways to make your goodbyes a meaningful and positive…

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The Corps
Advice to future AmeriCorps members…from our teachers!
June 2, 2018

When compiling tidbits of advice for incoming City Year AmeriCorps members, we always hear from City Year staff and alumni…

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The Corps
Embracing culture through Latino club
May 28, 2018

City Year Columbus has been a multidimensional learning experience. Being an AmeriCorps Member at South High School has allowed me…

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Education
City Year: A breakthrough innovation in education

City Year seeks to understand the graduation gap and utilize national service to enhance equitable learning opportunities.

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Education
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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