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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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The Corps
From Student to City Year AmeriCorps Member 
May 21, 2020

Jazmin Larumbe is serving her first year as a City Year AmeriCorps member at Jefferson High School in South-Central Los…

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City Year Milwaukee AmeriCorps members volunteer with Running Rebels
Our Impact
How a Global Pandemic Motivates Team Leader, Dia Vang, to Fight for Change

Team Leader, Dia Vang, shares how a global pandemic impacts her service and motivates her to continue to fight for…

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Education
Keeping students connected to school with Red Nose Day

Students at a Chicago high school are learning from home during COVID-19 by leaning on the social and emotional skills…

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Our Impact
Meet Commodore: Reflection and Preparation Ahead of Next Year’s Service
May 20, 2020

At Casimir Pulaski High School, March was a big month for students and my City Year team. On March 4th…

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The Corps
Why I Decided to Come Back – Twice 

From before I walked into Registration Day at City Year Milwaukee last summer, I knew that I wanted to serve again. During…

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City Year Milwaukee AmeriCorps member tutoring students
Our Impact
Day in the Life of a City Year Milwaukee AmeriCorps Member

Ever wonder what a “day in the life of a City Year AmeriCorps member” looks like while serving in schools?…

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The Corps
What’s in a City Year experience?
May 19, 2020

My time with City Year has simultaneously been the hardest and most rewarding year of my life. The long exhausting…

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Our Impact
Leading Through Tough Times Part II

    In Part I of our series “Leading Through Tough Times: An Interview with City Year Philly’s Executive Director, Darryl Bundrige,” the…

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Our Impact
Service in the Virtual Classroom

Our new reality has led to us adapting quickly and partnering closely with our school administrators and teachers.  Through this partnership, we’ve identified key…

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Our Impact
Supporting students during distance learning
May 18, 2020

City Year Orlando AmeriCorps members have shifted to a virtual training and service model to provide social, emotional and academic…

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Our Impact
Three important lessons my students taught me

Each City Year AmeriCorps member leaves their service year with significant memories of their time spent with students. Sometimes, they…

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City Year AmeriCorps members create a welcome tunnel down both sides of the school's front steps
Benefits & Resources
Three key skills I learned from my year of service

A year of service embodies various roles and obstacles. Though this year has been anything but normal, it has given…

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