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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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Get registration day ready with City Year
December 9, 2021

You’ve accepted the invitation to serve, but now what? Here’s what you need to know about registration day at City…

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Our Alumni
Alumni Spotlight: David Guzman (‘14, ‘15), Program Manager, Community Resource Corps and CYP Board Member
December 2, 2021

Left: David Guzman, Program Manager, Mayor’s Office of Civic Engagement & Volunteer Service, City of Philadelphia. Right: David with his…

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Five exclusive City Year college scholarships
November 30, 2021

Thinking about college after City Year service? Here are five exclusive scholarships that help you achieve your education goals after…

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Top five questions you have about City Year service, answered
November 16, 2021

Have some burning questions before applying to serve with City Year? Find those answers here!

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Our Impact
City Year Builds Relationships for Life
November 10, 2021

When I joined City Year in Fall 2016, I was unsure what to expect. Months before, I finished my last…

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Benefits & Resources
Deepening our impact with the Steans Family Foundation
October 25, 2021

City Year Chicago (CYCHI) is thrilled to announce a new partnership with the Steans Family Foundation, a longtime supporter and advocate for the North…

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Benefits & Resources
5 reasons to live in LA
October 20, 2021

There are over 600,000 students in the Los Angeles Unified School District who need and deserve our support in order…

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Our Alumni
Celebrating equity champion Emerald Anderson-Ford, City Year New Hampshire ’09, ‘10
September 30, 2021

As an activist and equity strategist, Emerald has committed her life’s work to both finding joy and the liberation of…

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Our Alumni
Inspirados por cultura, servicio y la comunidad: Celebrating the Accomplishments of City Year L.A. Latinx Alumni
September 24, 2021

This Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month, we’re highlighting four Latinx members of our community that inspire us and exemplify City Year values…

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Our Alumni
Alumni Spotlight: Lisa Parladé (‘10), Associate Director of Academic Advising, The Wharton School
September 13, 2021

Left: Lisa Parladé’s current headshot. Right: Lisa and some of her fellow AmeriCorps members from the Morrison School Team at…

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Benefits & Resources
Top things you should know about City Year before you apply
September 2, 2021

Wherever you are in the application process, we want to help you feel prepared for service with City Year AmeriCorps….

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Our Alumni
Meet Brandon Chaderton: City Year Alum and Presidential Appointee
August 23, 2021

Whether serving with City Year, working on a political campaign, or his new role as a presidential appointee—Brandon is committed…

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