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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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City Year AmeriCorps member quit his job to serve
The Corps
Giving up a 9-5 job to serve with City Year
June 17, 2020

Bobby Richards was so inspired by the City Year AmeriCorps members he met that he decided to become one. Read…

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City Year AmeriCorps member student success coach
Education
Relationships: critical for student success
June 12, 2020

Student success coaches at City Year are committed to advancing developmental relationships through national service.

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Our Impact
Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service: A Day On
June 9, 2020

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is the only national holiday that is also a national day of service. Across the…

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City Year Milwaukee AmeriCorps members
Our Alumni
Alumni Spotlight: Meet Andy Reza
June 8, 2020

City Year Milwaukee alumni are leaders for life and continue to make an impact long after their year of service….

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Our Impact
Johnny Bell: On Being the Change You Want to See and the Importance of Building Powerful Relationships

  Each Year, a City Year Milwaukee AmeriCorps member is nominated by their peers for embodying the spirit of City…

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The Corps
Northeastern Civic Engagement Summit (NECES)
June 2, 2020

The Northeastern Civic Engagement Summit (NECES) is a conference for Civic Engagement (CE) teams across the country to come together…

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City Year AmeriCorps Washington DC Morning greeting
Education
National study finds significant relationship between social-emotional learning and academic outcomes
May 28, 2020

New research from the Everyone Graduates Center shows City Year’s approach is successful in advancing student social-emotional and academic outcomes.

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The Corps
Waving My Rainbow Flag
May 27, 2020

As a queer woman of color, my identities are something that I think about all the time; in every aspect…

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Our Impact
The City Year Obama Team Goes Virtual

Thursday, March 12, 2020 was a different kind of day for the City Year Team serving at Barack Obama School of…

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Compass Academy City Year AmeriCorps
Education
How social-emotional skills keep students engaged
May 26, 2020

Compass Academy says its focus on social and emotional learning has kept students engaged and attending online classrooms even during…

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City Year AmeriCorps in school service red uniform
Our Impact
Encouraging personal responsibility in the classroom through relationship building 
May 22, 2020

Freshman year of high school is an important year for students that comes with many changes. Read about how AmeriCorps…

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Students sitting at desks in a classroom with computers in front of them some raising hands as a City Year AmeriCorps member stands with her hand raised
Our Impact
A Letter of Hope to My Students

As the school year comes to an end, check-out three important lessons AmeriCorps member, Robert Eison, wants his students to…

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