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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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Why I Serve: Celebrating City Year Milwaukee’s 10th Opening Day Celebration
September 14, 2019

On Friday, September 13th, 2020, City Year Milwaukee celebrated our 10th Anniversary by welcoming the 2019-2020 City Year Milwaukee AmeriCorps…

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Our Impact
AT&T Impact Day (Atlanta, GA) 2019
September 6, 2019

After a couple of months being in the office for the winter, we were finally given the news that we…

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Education
The Oak Foundation and City Year’s innovative partnership to support all learners
September 3, 2019

Early experience working in schools taught Heather Graham and Bethiel Girma Holton an important lesson that guides their work today…

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Our Impact
City Year Orlando opening day 2019 celebration
August 24, 2019

City Year Orlando’s opening day celebration brought together City Year Orlando team sponsors, board members, champions, as well as families…

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Our Alumni
Alumni profile: Kevin Dua (Boston, ’10, ’11)
August 17, 2019

Over his six-year teaching career, Kevin has distinguished himself as an outstanding educator, winning numerous awards. Kevin credits his time…

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Education
Afterschool and extracurricular programs help to make schools safe spaces for all students
July 25, 2019

For a lot of students, school is just a place where you’re getting yelled at, suspended or kicked out of…

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Our Impact
The power of national service: building a more equitable future
July 23, 2019

Surveys show that both Democrats and Republicans support the expansion of national service, and to date, more than 1 million…

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Our Impact
City Year Memphis: building to lead
July 22, 2019

In the early 2000’s, I started a consulting business in Los Angeles. When I was establishing my business, I was…

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Education
National service is a ‘force for good’ that deserves bipartisan support
July 18, 2019

Longtime supporters of City Year and AmeriCorps gathered on Capitol Hill this spring in support of national service programs that…

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Education
Dr. Nikolai Vitti’s vision for student success in Detroit
July 8, 2019

Nikolai Vitti has an ambitious vision for student success in Detroit Public Schools Community District.

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Our Impact
National service drives our nation forward: Q&A with Michael Brown and David L. Cohen
June 27, 2019

City Year CEO and Co-Founder Michael Brown spoke with David L. Cohen, senior executive vice president and chief diversity officer…

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Education
Accelerating equitable progress to improve graduation rates
June 20, 2019

We are encouraged by the results from the recent 2019 Building a Grad Nation report that shows the U.S. national…

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