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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 Community School Director 101
October 23, 2019

The Community School model positions schools as resource hubs for neighborhoods.

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Honoring Du Bois as our final African American pioneer in education.

In commemoration of Black History Month 2019, City Year Philadelphia has recognized and paid homage to African-American pioneers in education….

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Education
Honoring Ruby Bridges as an African American pioneer in education

Today, Ruby is 64 years old and she still calls New Orleans home. There, she runs the Ruby Bridges Foundation…

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An AmeriCorps member and a student read a chapter book together.
Education
An update on the Network for School Improvement program

This year, City Year Milwaukee was chosen to be a part of the Network for School Improvement pilot program. Together,…

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two young students, one smiling in a classroom as a City Year corps member teaches them around a table in a classroom
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Making an impact in City Year intervention spaces

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

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One year of impact

Each AmeriCorps member has brought something unique to the team and our students this year. Meet them now!

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The promotion promise

This year, all City Year Milwaukee high school teams are focusing on the same goal:  the promotion promise. The promotion…

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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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City Year Chicago member with students
Education
Welcome the new District Learning Network of school leaders
October 22, 2019

The District Learning Network gathers several times throughout the year, both in-person and virtually, discussing shared challenges and surfacing strategies,…

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The Corps
Indigenous People’s Day Initiative at Alexander K. McClure Elementary School
October 19, 2019

    This school year, the City Year Philadelphia AmeriCorps team serving at Alexander K. McClure Elementary School saw a unique opportunity to address two…

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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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A student smiling for the camera in a classroom while a City year americorps member looks at the camera in the background
Education
How social-emotional supports build math confidence
October 8, 2019

Inside Rhode Island’s largest elementary school, four fifth-grade students gather around a small table scattered with worksheets and dice.

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