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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
City Year service prepared me for the Peace Corps
February 2, 2022

Learn more about serving with City Year AmeriCorps and the Peace Corps through this alum’s experience

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Our Impact
City Year brings CommunityAmerica, Chiefs and Royals together to recognize school nurses during the surge

  These are challenging times for all that are working in schools. Re-engaging students after a year of virtual learning…

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Our Impact
Serving Our Community Through A Pandemic
January 27, 2022

It is hard to believe that it’s only been two years since the COVID-19 pandemic began when it feels like…

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Our Impact
Building The Infrastructure For Student Success

The day I was selected to be City Year San Antonio’s English Language Arts Coordinator for Sam Houston High School…

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Education
Next Level Communication: Deloitte Business Chemistry

Everyone is familiar with the adage, ”Communication is key.” And it’s true! Active and intentional communication is essential to the…

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Benefits & Resources
Four car-friendly City Year sites
January 18, 2022

Not all cities have robust public transit systems, so it may be best to commute by car for some sites….

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Education
Become a stronger literacy coach
January 11, 2022

Help students recovering from pandemic-related disruptions gain confidence in their reading and writing skills.

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Benefits & Resources
Four ways to ace the short answer responses on your City Year application
January 4, 2022

Before you begin your City Year application, check out these tips to help you ace your short answer questions!

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Benefits & Resources
4 City Year sites with public transportation passes
December 28, 2021

You won’t need a car to serve in one of these cities! Here are four sites that offer free public…

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Our Impact
Meet City Year San Antonio’s Newest Board Members
December 22, 2021

Erv Lessel Managing Director, Deloitte Erv Lessel is a Deloitte Consulting Managing Director located in San Antonio, Texas. He is…

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Education
One-on-One Time Can Make All The Difference

At the beginning of the school year, I was finding it hard to connect with a fourth-grade student I was…

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Benefits & Resources
How to use your Segal Education Award
December 21, 2021

Did you know that one of the key benefits AmeriCorps members receive is access to the Segal Education Award to…

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