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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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Strapped for Cash? You Can Still Build Great Money Habits
April 29, 2019

Educating yourself about money early on creates a foundation for financial health as your career progresses and your earnings rise.

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Why we love Jacksonville
April 26, 2019

You could be the person who makes a difference in the lives of students. Apply to serve with the dedicated…

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Education
Women in Tech: Meet City Year’s First Female Chief Information Officer
April 25, 2019

Whether it’s taking over a failed project or building new skills, Ellen approaches every challenge as a learning opportunity–an attitude…

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Benefits & Resources
4 City Year locations with great transportation benefits
April 24, 2019

Every City Year site has its own set of local partnerships with benefits for their AmeriCorps members. Benefits vary by…

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Downtown Chicago is the perfect place to spend a year of service at City Year
Benefits & Resources
5 things we love about Chicago

learn why we think the Windy City is an amazing place to live and work.

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Benefits & Resources
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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The Corps
How Impact Managers support their City Year AmeriCorps members
April 12, 2019

As a senior Impact Manager at City Year Columbus, Zandra manages two teams at Champion Middle School and Trevitt Elementary…

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The Corps
Looking back on my City Year

My time with City Year Jacksonville has been a life-changing experience filled with new ideas and sparks of new personalities…

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The Corps
Make national service the star of your resume
April 11, 2019

Being thoughtful, planning and preparing, focusing on results, making data-driven decisions and the so-called ‘soft skills’ Google says make the…

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Education
Making sense out of math with games, competition and ‘growth mindset’
April 9, 2019

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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Benefits & Resources
Top 10 things to know before applying to City Year Providence

Providence is a fantastic place to live and work.

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The Corps
A Starry Starry Night to Remember
April 4, 2019

It was a windy March day when City Year AmeriCorps members gathered in New Castle to prepare for our 19th…

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