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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 alums.

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Two students with backpacks walking on a sidewalk near a school with a City Year Corps Member
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Three important lessons my students taught me
May 18, 2020

Each City Year AmeriCorps member leaves their service year with significant memories of their time spent with students. Sometimes, they…

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An elementary school student wearing a bow and a backpack high-fives several AmeriCorps members as she arrives at school on time
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The power of building powerful relationships with students  
May 16, 2020

When I started my second year of service with City Year Milwaukee, I knew that building relationships with students was…

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Leadership After City Year: From Corps Member to Law School, Latin America, and Beyond
May 3, 2020

For Michael Harding, life since graduating from City Year Philadelphia in June of 2019 has been a continued pursuit of…

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Leading Through Tough Times: An Interview with City Year Philly’s Executive Director, Darryl Bundrige

No one could have predicted it. A health pandemic so severe it brings the entire globe, the entire international community,…

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Idealism in action: Jesus and Lucie’s story
April 28, 2020

  Meet Lucie and Jesus. Lucie is a City Year AmeriCorps member serving here in Kansas City. She is a…

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City Year Alum, Emily Wasek, poses with her partner teacher at a Duval County Public School.
Our Alumni
Closure to my service year in the form of popcorn chicken

City Year Jacksonville alum Emily Wasek shares when she knew that she was responsible for great change in her students’…

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Aramark Ring of Stars (Phoenix, AZ) 2019

We arrived in Phoenix in mid-October exhausted but well-trained after six weeks of back-to-back events. Our “event marathon” had taken…

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Honoring the 2020 Idealists of the Year
April 27, 2020

City Year’s mission is fueled by a culture of idealism Our work is grounded in the unshakeable belief that we…

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An important update from City Year Los Angeles

City Year Los Angeles Executive Director Mary Jane Stevenson shares an important update on the organization’s work with schools.

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Service Beyond the Classroom – Get to Know CYP’s Civic Engagement Team
April 24, 2020

In 1988 Michael Brown and Alan Khazei, founders of City Year, established the organization on the idea that one person…

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Helpful resources to support students during COVID-19

With so many online resources how do you find the best ones for your students? City Year created, vetted, and…

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Q3 Partnership Highlights
April 22, 2020

Q3 Partnership Highlights   Year in and year out the work that City Year can accomplish is made possible by a strong…

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