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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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One-on-One Time Can Make All The Difference
December 22, 2021

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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The Corps
Service Coming Full Circle in the South Bronx
December 14, 2021

  Meet Marc! He’s a former CYNY student turned CYNY AmeriCorps member. Marc is a Bronx native who went to…

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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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City Year in the classroom
Benefits & Resources
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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Education
Breakfast for Champions Event Recap
November 22, 2021

City Year San Antonio hosted our Breakfast for Champions Event presented by Valero on Thursday, November 11th. The event was the…

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Education
Social-Emotional Learning Support with Dr. Robert Balfanz
November 18, 2021

What is necessary for students to thrive in education? The idea of what students need to succeed both in the…

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City Year classroom in school service
Benefits & Resources
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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City Year in school service and teacher pathways
Education
City Year is nurturing diverse future teachers
November 10, 2021

Hundreds of City Year AmeriCorps members decide to become teachers after their year of service. We are doing more to…

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City Year classroom
The Corps
The “mid-fall slump” and what to expect
November 2, 2021

Though this part of the City Year experience may be particularly challenging, it’s also normal! And we want you to…

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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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