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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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Education
Afterschool and extracurricular programs help to make schools safe spaces for all students
July 25, 2019

For a lot of students, school is just a place where you’re getting yelled at, suspended or kicked out of…

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Education
National service is a ‘force for good’ that deserves bipartisan support
July 18, 2019

Longtime supporters of City Year and AmeriCorps gathered on Capitol Hill this spring in support of national service programs that…

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Benefits & Resources
#CYKCPerks – 6 benefits unique to Kansas City
July 17, 2019

Serving with City Year as an AmeriCorps member has countless benefits. In Kansas City, we’ve expanded on our national benefits…

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Education
Dr. Nikolai Vitti’s vision for student success in Detroit
July 8, 2019

Nikolai Vitti has an ambitious vision for student success in Detroit Public Schools Community District.

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Olga Remesha and her family are joined by her City Year team for her citizenship ceremony
The Corps
The Road to Citizenship
July 4, 2019

On April 11th, we both had the opportunity to take part in a United States Naturalization Ceremony in Yarmouth, Maine….

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Benefits & Resources
Four social work programs that offer scholarships for City Year alumni
July 2, 2019

If you’re considering getting a Masters of Social Work (M.S.W.) degree, you’ll be excited to learn that City Year has…

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New Board member Lily Maxwell receives her City Year red jacket at the corps Graduation ceremony
Benefits & Resources
City Year Kansas City welcomes new board members
June 27, 2019

City Year Kansas City announces the departure of founding Board Member, Brent Stewart, President & CEO of United Way, and…

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The Corps
Putting idealism to work in Kansas City
June 21, 2019

Each morning, Airica, a seventh-grade student in Kansas City, steps onto the bus, ready to tackle her school day. She says her commute…

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Education
Accelerating equitable progress to improve graduation rates
June 20, 2019

We are encouraged by the results from the recent 2019 Building a Grad Nation report that shows the U.S. national…

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Benefits & Resources
Why Milwaukee is a great place to live
June 14, 2019

There are 75,081 students in Milwaukee who need and deserve our support in order to thrive. You could be part of a…

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Nicole Nover chats with students in her Leadership Lunch group
The Corps
My Greatest Teachers
June 6, 2019

Last May I graduated from college and I had no idea what I was doing with my life. A friend…

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The Corps
Tips for a successful year of service with City Year Tulsa
May 31, 2019

So, you’re thinking about applying to City Year Tulsa? Yes! We’re excited to hear you’re interested in joining us at…

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