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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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CSX with Operation Gratitude (Cincinnati, OH) 2019
March 24, 2020

Wednesday, October 2: Travel Day It was a nice, fall day in Boston when five of my teammates and I…

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Benefits & Resources
Digital Resources for our San Jose Community (Updated)

One of City Year’s core values is teamwork. We strive to work powerfully together in a unified effort to achieve…

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The Corps
Update: City Year Jacksonville’s Response to Covid-19
March 18, 2020

Dear City Year Jacksonville Community, The safety and well-being of the City Year community—our AmeriCorps members, students, staff members, partners…

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City Year Milwaukee AmeriCorps member
Our Impact
Julia’s Belief In The Power Of Young People
March 13, 2020

Julia’s favorite City Year value is, “belief in the power of young people.” During her year of service her own…

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The Corps
Donate to CYSA’s Food Pantry

The CYSA Food Pantry needs to be replenished for our incoming AmeriCorps members. Consider donating any item(s) on CYSA’s Amazon…

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Benefits & Resources
How City Year San Antonio (CYSA) Sets Corps Members Up for Success

After my December graduation from Northern Michigan University, I made the cross-country move to San Antonio to serve. Apprehensive about…

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Our Alumni
Celebrating Women’s History Month: how womanism can heal
March 11, 2020

A City Year alum who now works for City Year Detroit shares her reflections during Women’s History Month about the…

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Our Impact
Synopsys Global Volunteer Day (San Jose, CA) 2019
March 10, 2020

September was a busy month for Team Care Force (TCF) with one event after another. Our Synopsys San Jose event…

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City Year Milwaukee alumni
The Corps
Celebrating Black History Month at City Year Milwaukee
March 9, 2020

As we all know, February is a month that has been designated to celebrate Black achievements across the United States…

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City Year Milwaukee AmeriCorps member working one-one-one with a student.
Our Impact
Rufus King International Middle School Hosts Third Annual Whole School Data Chats

It is the beginning of the second semester for our students here at Rufus King International Middle School. Grades for…

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The Corps
“City Year” of the Rat: A Journey in Self-Growth

In Chinese culture each year corresponds with twelve animals on the Chinese calendar, almost like a mascot for the year….

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The Corps
The Value of Team
March 6, 2020

“Do you have any experience working on a team?” was one of the first questions I was asked in my…

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