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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 Corps
Finding self care in a new city
January 10, 2019

Learn more about the perks of national service and the importance of self care on a gap year from a…

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The Corps
A Day in the Life of My Literacy Group
January 9, 2019

We’re all settling down after recess. The hands on the clock hit 12:35 p.m. and four students stand up, each…

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Columbus is for the cool kids
December 22, 2018

Ranked as the seventh-best city for young professionals, it’s no surprise that all the cool kids love Columbus, Ohio. Between…

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The Corps
Champion Profile: Metta and Keith Krach
December 20, 2018

This year, at its annual gala event, City Year San José/Silicon Valley honored two outstanding Champions—Metta and Keith Krach—naming them…

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The Corps
A Day in the Life of a City Year
December 13, 2018

Each day AmeriCorps members wake up to serve another day in the beautiful Granite State. Fifty-three young people commute from…

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The Corps
It’s the most wonderful time of the year

The holiday season is all about joy, and nothing brings me more joy than my students. It’s the small moments…

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The Corps
Winter celebration brings fun and a time to reflect
December 12, 2018

On December 17, Philadelphia’s famed Blue Cross RiverRink was the meeting place for City Year Philly’s annual Corps Winter Celebration.

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The Corps
My Gap Year: The corner of passion and discovery
December 3, 2018

Taking a gap year in national service can supply valuable experiences that allow City Year AmeriCorps members to discover and…

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The Corps
The power of mentorship: why AmeriCorps member Steven chose to pay it forward
November 30, 2018

“As much as I am proud of my own efforts to reach, I know so much of it is because…

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The Corps
Making a difference
November 28, 2018

It has been nearly three months since I started my job as an AmeriCorps member with City Year Columbus, and…

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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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The Corps
Three steps to forge positive relationships with students
November 19, 2018

Here are three tips for mentors of all ages who seek to connect with and promote children’s holistic growth by…

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