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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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Furnishing your apartment on a budget
April 15, 2019

Because you’ll be living on a stipend, it might be a good idea to hold off on that ottoman from…

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Benefits & Resources
Top 10 things to know before applying to City Year Providence
April 9, 2019

Providence is a fantastic place to live and work.

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Education
Making sense out of math with games, competition and ‘growth mindset’

A battle of mathematical wits is playing out in a cramped but colorful classroom. Ruben*, an outgoing fourth-grader with dark…

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Education
Getting a first chance to code with City Year
March 21, 2019

It’s a wintry, late afternoon in the Bronx, and teachers and students stream outside into the cold air at the…

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Benefits & Resources
5 things we love about living in San José
March 13, 2019

There is so much more to San José than the latest app or software company. Read on to learn why…

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Benefits & Resources
Real talk: how to live on the City Year stipend
February 28, 2019

What is it really like to live on the AmeriCorps stipend? Find out what Charlie Bridger, City Year Boston AmeriCorps…

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Benefits & Resources
How I used my Segal Education Award to travel
February 22, 2019

One of the benefits of serving with City Year is earning a Segal Education Award through AmeriCorps. Upon completion of…

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Education
Black History Month: Honoring Lincoln University as a pioneer in education
February 20, 2019

In honor of Black History Month, City Year Philadelphia is pleased to honor not only people who are African-American Pioneers in education, but…

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Benefits & Resources
Why we love NYC
February 14, 2019

We know that all students can succeed, but resources and opportunity are not always distributed equally. City Year New York…

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Our Impact
From the desk of Dr. Catherine Cushinberry
February 12, 2019

Dr. Catherine Cushinberry attended a parent open house at Brownsville Road Elementary. It was an event hosted by the team…

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Benefits & Resources
How to shine as a City Year applicant

When working on your City Year application, it’s important to share who you are, not just what you’ve done. Who…

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Benefits & Resources
Self-care during my City Year
February 8, 2019

Working at City Year, we give so much of ourselves to a cause we truly believe in. This is why…

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