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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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Two male middle school students walk alongside two City Year AmeriCorps members outside school on a sunny day
Our Impact
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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Education
LGTQIA
November 20, 2018

October was LGBTQIA+ history month. It’s a great time to do some reflection and look at how far we have…

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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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Education
To keep students connected to #SchoolEveryDay, remind them how much they matter
November 7, 2018

According to a new report by Attendance Works, 15% of all U.S. students — one out of seven — are…

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Our Impact
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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Education
Caring relationships and student well-being are key to academic success

Sometimes referred to as non-cognitive skills, social and emotional aptitudes such as self-management, goal-setting and problem solving have, in the…

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Jia He learned English after coming to the US as a child
Education
Build Literacy, Build Civic Leaders
September 25, 2018

There’s a picture of me in my mother’s battered “First years in America” album where I’m sipping a Coke from…

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Education
Building strategic partnerships to provide students with year-round learning support
September 19, 2018

City Year and BellXcel are developing a new collaborative partnership because we know that for students to succeed in the classroom…

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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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Education
Photo essay: inspiring girls to believe in themselves
August 13, 2018

Two years ago, Tatiyana Murray was 21, wrapping up her bachelor’s degree in political science and searching for a meaningful experience as her…

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