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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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Education
Afterschool and extracurricular programs help to make schools safe spaces for all students
July 25, 2019

For a lot of students, school is just a place where you’re getting yelled at, suspended or kicked out of…

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Our Impact
The power of national service: building a more equitable future
July 23, 2019

Surveys show that both Democrats and Republicans support the expansion of national service, and to date, more than 1 million…

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Our Impact
City Year Memphis: building to lead
July 22, 2019

In the early 2000’s, I started a consulting business in Los Angeles. When I was establishing my business, I was…

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Education
National service is a ‘force for good’ that deserves bipartisan support
July 18, 2019

Longtime supporters of City Year and AmeriCorps gathered on Capitol Hill this spring in support of national service programs that…

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Our Alumni
Meet Our 2019 Comcast NBCUniversal Leadership Award Winners
July 16, 2019

Since 2005, Comcast NBCUniversal has recognized 77 City Year alumni with our highest alumni recognition–the Comcast NBCUniversal Leadership Award. 

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Our Alumni
From Hawai’i to Tulsa to teaching, a City Year AmeriCorps member reflects on two years of service
July 15, 2019

In the spring of 2017, Jessica Butay, a Hawai’i native who was about to graduate from college in Colorado, had…

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Our Alumni
How national service shaped me
July 10, 2019

Thirty years ago, when I was 17 years old, I was part of an idealistic experiment, a summer pilot program…

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Education
Dr. Nikolai Vitti’s vision for student success in Detroit
July 8, 2019

Nikolai Vitti has an ambitious vision for student success in Detroit Public Schools Community District.

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Our Impact
National service drives our nation forward: Q&A with Michael Brown and David L. Cohen
June 27, 2019

City Year CEO and Co-Founder Michael Brown spoke with David L. Cohen, senior executive vice president and chief diversity officer…

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Our Alumni
For 30 years, City Year’s alumni have made a difference
June 25, 2019

Over the last 30 years, City Year alumni, now more than 32,000 strong, have been instrumental in helping to drive…

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Education
Accelerating equitable progress to improve graduation rates
June 20, 2019

We are encouraged by the results from the recent 2019 Building a Grad Nation report that shows the U.S. national…

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Our Impact
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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