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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
Voices from the field: Creating LGBTQQIA+ safe spaces at City Year
November 17, 2018

One way educators can better support LGBTQQIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, plus) youth and youth of…

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The Corps
What do City Year AmeriCorps members do? Tutoring and teamwork
November 15, 2018

Tutoring and teamwork are two key components to City Year. As a City Year AmeriCorps member, we serve as tutors…

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Education
To keep students connected to #SchoolEveryDay, remind them how much they matter
November 7, 2018

According to a new report by Attendance Works, 15% of all U.S. students — one out of seven — are…

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a collage of photos from service: a team of AmeriCorps members, An americorps member sitting at a desk with a student, and portraits of Sally and Ryan
The Corps
Take two on service: why my school team leader decided to return for another year of service.
November 6, 2018

Ryan Tierney currently serves as my school’s Team Leader at McLain Junior and Senior High; he served his first year…

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The Corps
Derek Wilson: experience of a first-year Team Leader
November 2, 2018

Coming into the corps for my first year, I did not know what to expect from the organization, inside or…

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The Corps
Why I’m fired up to serve with City Year San Antonio
October 15, 2018

Meioshia grew up in San Antonio, and this year decided to return to her home city to serve other students…

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Education
Caring relationships and student well-being are key to academic success
October 10, 2018

Sometimes referred to as non-cognitive skills, social and emotional aptitudes such as self-management, goal-setting and problem solving have, in the…

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Jia He learned English after coming to the US as a child
Education
Build Literacy, Build Civic Leaders
September 25, 2018

There’s a picture of me in my mother’s battered “First years in America” album where I’m sipping a Coke from…

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Education
Building strategic partnerships to provide students with year-round learning support
September 19, 2018

City Year and BellXcel are developing a new collaborative partnership because we know that for students to succeed in the classroom…

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The Corps
“I’m a City Year Now”
September 14, 2018

I’ll let you in on a secret: nobody walks into the first day of school as a City Year AmeriCorps…

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The Corps
10 things incoming AmeriCorps members should know!
August 20, 2018

Advice from City Year Baton Rouge AmeriCorps member Marquis Robinson.

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The Corps
Seven generations
August 17, 2018

“In every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations.” -Iroquois Proverb

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