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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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From a current AmeriCorps member to a future one
March 4, 2020

City Year is an AmeriCorps program that helps students in systemically under-resourced schools reach their highest potential. There are many…

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Helping students find ways to cope

As City Year AmeriCorps members, we have to fill a variety of roles and play many parts for the students…

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The Corps
Bringing students together, one Wednesday at a time

Music and mathematics are similar in many ways. Just to name a few, they both involve calculated responses, years of…

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Education
City Year Los Angeles Teacher Spotlight- Part 4

City Year AmeriCorps members work side–by–side in collaboration with their partner teachers to fully support their students in the classroom. We are…

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The Corps
City Year Milwaukee AmeriCorps Member Spotlight: Meet Deniko Montgomery
March 3, 2020

Meet Deniko Montgomery, a proud City Year Milwaukee AmeriCorps member and learn more about him in his poem titeld, “I…

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Our Alumni
Lessons learned from City Year to Peace Corps
March 2, 2020

Going from a gap year with City Year to Peace Corps was a natural next step for this alum. Read…

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Our Impact
Spotlight on Service – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at Faxon Elementary

As a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy of service to others, City Year considers Martin Luther King,…

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Our Impact
Kainat’s Journey To Make Math Make Sense
March 1, 2020

  One of my first days in my reading class, a 6th grade student, Annalise* stood out to me as an intelligent, kindhearted leader. She…

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Our Impact
A Surprise Starfish: Relationships Built on Social and Emotional Learning

It’s measured by un-hunching shoulders and teeth coming unclenched. It’s seen as fists coming to rest, open palmed, by the…

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Students are guided to school by City Years on the walking bus
Our Impact
City Year’s Walking Bus is Making Attendance Strides
February 28, 2020

We are over halfway through the year now and here at Bakersville we have had our fair share of ups…

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The Corps
Day in the Life: Mr. H
February 27, 2020

First Year AmeriCorps Member Mr. H takes us through a typical day of service at Sacramento Charter High School.

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A young student writes a note of appreciation on a clipboard. Drawing and note are a thank you for her City Year AmeriCorps member
Our Impact
3 Little Reasons to Serve

What 3 first graders have to tell you about serving with City Year They may be little, but they have…

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