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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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Our Alumni
25 years of service: reflections from City Year AmeriCorps first cohort alum, Kanna Kunchala
September 11, 2019

As part of the first class of AmeriCorps members to serve with City Year in 1994-1995, I have had the…

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Education
The Oak Foundation and City Year’s innovative partnership to support all learners
September 3, 2019

Early experience working in schools taught Heather Graham and Bethiel Girma Holton an important lesson that guides their work today…

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The Corps
Do you have what it takes to serve?
August 27, 2019

For me it was a personal decision to serve as a City Year AmeriCorps member in Orlando to support high…

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The Corps
Building a career of advocacy
August 23, 2019

I’m originally from Andover, Massachusetts, just 25 minutes north of Boston. My passion for service started early. Growing up, I…

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Our Alumni
#WCW: Erina Colombo

Erina Colombo is an Event Vice-Chair with City Year Boston and our first #WomxnCrushWednesday interviewee! Each week leading up to our…

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Our Alumni
Alumni profile: Kevin Dua (Boston, ’10, ’11)
August 17, 2019

Over his six-year teaching career, Kevin has distinguished himself as an outstanding educator, winning numerous awards. Kevin credits his time…

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The Corps
Cue theme music, ‘We are the Champions.’ City Year Philly named ‘best of City Year’
August 15, 2019

Philadelphia. The City of Brotherly Love, home of the world champion Philadelphia Eagles (yes, we’re still claiming it) and the…

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The Corps
Don’t Call it a Comeback: a Service Leader’s Story
July 31, 2019

City Year New Hampshire sort of snuck up on me. In the spring of 2018, I was only concerned about…

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Our Alumni
Alumni Profile: Andrea Encarnacao Martin

“My City Year experience helped confirm for me how powerful active listening can be in building an authentic bond with…

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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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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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