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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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Why Milwaukee is a great place to live
June 14, 2019

There are 75,081 students in Milwaukee who need and deserve our support in order to thrive. You could be part of a…

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City Year Los Angeles Graduation 2019
June 13, 2019

Another year of service complete! On Thursday, June 6th, 270 City Year Los Angeles AmeriCorps members were joined by family,…

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Our Impact
Another year of meaningful service
May 24, 2019

At the beginning of the school year, Sha’niya was easily distracted by her classroom surroundings which put a damper on her performance.

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City Year Sacramento member and student
Our Impact
City Year, Red Nose Day and Comcast NBCUniversal Help More Students Reach Their Full Potential in School and Beyond
May 23, 2019

At a school in California, a student named Juan* takes a deep breath by the classroom door before returning to…

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New Orleans streetcar
Benefits & Resources
Top 4 tips to know before applying to City Year New Orleans
May 22, 2019

New Orleans is known as a city of revelry and festivals and as a resilient and diverse community. You can…

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Our Impact
A tale of two cities
May 17, 2019

As a native of Jacksonville, Allishia Bauman is City Year Jacksonville’s Chief of Staff and is involved in a number…

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AmeriCorps member walking and laughing with a high school student
Benefits & Resources
Making the most of your year of service in Little Rock
May 16, 2019

As the largest school district in the state, Little Rock School District (LRSD) enrolls more than 25,000 talented students.

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Students add their handprints to the sun at McDonough's literacy night
Education
Planning a Literacy Family Engagement Night

Planning McDonough’s literacy night was the most exhilarating, exhausting, stressful, and rewarding thing I have done at City Year (or…

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Benefits & Resources
Five things we love about Washington, D.C.
May 15, 2019

There’s lots to love about living in the Nation’s Capital. You’ll have access to world-class museums, colleges and universities and…

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AmeriCorps member talking with student on playground while other students are playing
Education
Making public schools stronger with caring relationships

At a school in California, a student named Juan* takes a deep breath by the classroom door before returning to…

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Our Impact
Jacksonville students need mentors like you
May 10, 2019

Jacksonville, the River City by the Sea, has so much to offer – an exciting arts and culture scene, diverse…

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Education
65 years after Brown v. Board of Education: social justice entrepreneur Hubie Jones reflects on the state of education and his vision for the future
May 7, 2019

In the 65 years since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. Board of Education that racial segregation in…

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