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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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Our Impact
Making an impact in City Year intervention spaces
October 23, 2019

At City Year, student success coaches support students through instructional interventions in reading and math. An instructional intervention is a…

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Our Impact
City Year Memphis and its new beloved community

Walking through the streets of Memphis, the visual history of the Civil Rights Movement is ever-present. A short walk from…

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Education
A Promise to Our Students: Including Diversity in Literature
October 17, 2019

When I remember my childhood, I see the reading nook in my first-grade classroom, my mom helping me to pick a book in…

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Benefits & Resources
The benefits of a gap year
October 15, 2019

Taking a gap year, whether it’s between high school and college, during your undergraduate years or after college, is a…

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Benefits & Resources
Why you should serve with City Year Philadelphia
October 8, 2019

There is so much to love about living and working in Philadelphia. Between the scenic parks, accessible art, delicious food and the…

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Our Impact
Making your communications team a catalyst for diversity, equity and inclusion
October 3, 2019

As communications professionals, we oversee many powerful levers that influence why someone would want to work with an organization (including donors, volunteers,…

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Benefits & Resources
4 public policy program scholarships for City Year alumni
October 1, 2019

If you’re interested in positively shaping your community through policy, you’ll want to check out some of our University Partnerships….

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Benefits & Resources
How a year in service can propel a masters in public administration
September 24, 2019

Through City Year’s University Partnership with the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania, Walker took advantage of…

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Benefits & Resources
Four counseling and psychology program scholarships for City Year alumni

City Year has more 20 University Partnerships that offer alumni scholarships for graduate-level programs in the mental health field. Here’s…

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Our Impact
Empowered by Power Tools: City Year Serves with Girls at Work
September 19, 2019

Impact manager Alysa Hemcher shares her City Year bucket list.

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Our Impact
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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Benefits & Resources
Relocating to serve isn’t easy; we want to help
September 10, 2019

Moving is something that’s not only logistically challenging but can also be a strain financially, particularly when you’re learning to…

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