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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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Opening Day photo of the 2011-2012 Deloitte sponsored City Year Team, in Chicago.
Our Alumni
Lighting the Path Forward
April 1, 2020

Think back to the moment you committed to serving with City Year. Regardless of whether that was the first time…

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Our Impact
A Special Note from Our Executive Director

These are very uncertain times for each of us, but what we at City Year know for sure is that our belief in…

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The Corps
Why I Served and Continue to Serve
March 31, 2020

  Ray Van Allen serves as an AmeriCorps member on the North Shore Elementary School team. I chose to serve…

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Our Impact
Business as Unusual? Yes, Please!

From the desk of Dr. Catherine Cushinberry: Many of us were thrown for a loop a few weeks ago when…

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The Corps
Three amazing ways to support AmeriCorps members

Consider serving with City Year Baton Rouge! Here are three ways they work to support AmeriCorps members through their year…

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Our Alumni
Care Force Alumni Spotlight: Alejandro Villafuerte

Ben and Brittany were able to do a call with Alejandro Villafuerte about his experience serving with City Year. We…

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Our Impact
AmeriCorps Member Spotlight

Due to COVID-19, City Year San Antonio’s (CYSA) annual Ripples of Hope Dinner, planned for April 1, 2020 was canceled….

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City Year Boston’s Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
March 30, 2020

Originally Posted 3.30.20: City Year Boston’s work looks and feels much different today than it did a few weeks ago. However, our…

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City Year Milwaukee AmeriCorps members at Opening Day in September, 2019
Our Impact
A Day in the Life of Virtual Service
March 27, 2020

Team Leader, Mina Raj, shares more about her experience serving virtually and shares more insight on what a “day in…

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Our Alumni
A note in honor of AmeriCorps Appreciation Month
March 26, 2020

As the heart of this organization, we simply could not do this work without you. Thank you.

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Our Impact
City Year San Antonio’s Response to COVID-19

As part of the City Year community, we wanted to reach out to provide an update on the impacts of…

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The Corps
Care Force Mid-Year Summit

A component of the City Year calendar is the Mid-Year Summit, where AmeriCorps members come together to reestablish expectations and…

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National Partners
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