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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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Our Impact
Learning to be Super: City Year’s Leadership Lunch Curriculum Supports Social-Emotional Growth
January 16, 2019

Starting the City Year experience, the thing I was most looking forward to being involved in was Leadership Lunch. I…

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Miko Crosby works with students in their literacy group
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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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Two male middle school students walk alongside two City Year AmeriCorps members outside school on a sunny day
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Giving back to the beloved community
January 8, 2019

In 2008, several schools in Los Angeles were deemed “drop out factories.” Despite this label, a dedicated group of teachers challenged…

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Sherry Leung completes her first marathon in honor of City Year
Our Alumni
Running with Sherry Leung: an Alumna’s Commitment to #makebetterhappen
December 17, 2018

Believe or not, I used to really hate running. Running was a constant reminder for me of all the things…

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Our Impact
Three generations of making better happen
November 16, 2018

Growing up in South Central Los Angeles, I witnessed a lot in my community: teen pregnancy, homelessness, drug addiction. It scared…

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Sending forth tiny ripples of hope
October 10, 2018

On Sept. 25th we celebrated Opening Day with Los Angeles Unified Board President Monica Garcia and Assembly member Miguel Santiago,…

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A city year americorps member looks on from the back of a classroom as a teacher writes on a board and students look on
Our Alumni
City Year alumni teachers: continuing to make a difference in education after their service year
September 26, 2018

As states implement their ESSA plans, there is an opportunity to think creatively about strategies to address teacher shortages. One…

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Our Impact
Why I still serve
September 12, 2018

We are fired up and back in schools! For many City Year AmeriCorps members their first year of service is…

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Heart of Florida United Way Team serving at Oak Ridge High School
Our Impact
City Year welcomes Heart of Florida United Way as Team Sponsor
August 29, 2018

City Year Orlando Americorps members serving at Oak Ridge High School will proudly wear the Heart of Florida United Way…

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City Year AmeriCorps members planning with a teacher in a classroom
Our Impact
Starbucks invests in opportunities for all
August 24, 2018

City Year Orlando is proud to be selected as a recipient of The Starbucks Foundation’s 2018 Opportunity for All grant,…

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Our Alumni
Alumni spotlight: Allison Paul
August 10, 2018

After graduating from Boston College with B.A. in Sociology, Allison answered the call to service as a mentor and role…

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city year americorps members in a classroom helping students who are working with their desks pushed together
Our Impact
The impact of City Year
August 7, 2018

City Year’s impact as told by Brandan, a student who was directly served by City Year in a classroom in…

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