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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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Portrait of Ashlye Allison
The Corps
Why I keep returning to City Year
February 14, 2019

Ashlye Allison served as an AmeriCorps member, then returned as a Senior Corps Member as a Team Leader, and is…

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Manhattan New York skyline at night
Benefits & Resources
Why we love NYC

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

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An AmeriCorps member sits at a table in a school library.
Benefits & Resources
How to shine as a City Year applicant
February 12, 2019

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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A group of AmeriCorps members walk together along a path in a park.
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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two students are doing independent work at a table while an AmeriCorps member looks at their work and smiles
The Corps
5 things I wish I knew at the start of service
February 1, 2019

City Year alum Lauren Menkemeller shares insights from her service year.

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Julie Cusano graduated from Wheelock College with her teaching degree
The Corps
City Year is Meaningful for Licensed Educators
January 24, 2019

For as long as I can remember, I have been passionate about striving for equity in education. I have witnessed…

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The Corps
Meet City Year Philly’s 2019 mid-year corps
January 20, 2019

Just like that, the year 2018 is officially in the history books and we are already 20 days into 2019….

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The Corps
My favorite City Year value
January 16, 2019

The City Year value that resonates with me the most is empathy. As I define it, empathy is the ability to…

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The Corps
Finding self care in a new city
January 10, 2019

Learn more about the perks of national service and the importance of self care on a gap year from a…

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Miko Crosby works with students in their literacy group
The Corps
A Day in the Life of My Literacy Group
January 9, 2019

We’re all settling down after recess. The hands on the clock hit 12:35 p.m. and four students stand up, each…

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The Corps
Columbus is for the cool kids
December 22, 2018

Ranked as the seventh-best city for young professionals, it’s no surprise that all the cool kids love Columbus, Ohio. Between…

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The Corps
Champion Profile: Metta and Keith Krach
December 20, 2018

This year, at its annual gala event, City Year San José/Silicon Valley honored two outstanding Champions—Metta and Keith Krach—naming them…

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