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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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Benefits & Resources
Three key skills I learned from my year of service
May 18, 2020

A year of service embodies various roles and obstacles. Though this year has been anything but normal, it has given…

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Our Impact
The power of building powerful relationships with students  
May 16, 2020

When I started my second year of service with City Year Milwaukee, I knew that building relationships with students was…

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How City Year Leadership Helps You Grow and Develop
April 5, 2020

City Year is more than a gap year; City Year is a growth year. During my year of service, I grew in many…

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Education
Social Emotional Learning with Asalia
April 1, 2020

Social-Emotional Learning is a way that City Year can support students in acquiring tools to better understand and navigate their…

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City Year Milwaukee AmeriCorps members at Opening Day in September, 2019
Our Impact
A Day in the Life of Virtual Service
March 27, 2020

Team Leader, Mina Raj, shares more about her experience serving virtually and shares more insight on what a “day in…

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Our Impact
Julia’s Belief In The Power Of Young People
March 13, 2020

Julia’s favorite City Year value is, “belief in the power of young people.” During her year of service her own…

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Our Impact
Rufus King International Middle School Hosts Third Annual Whole School Data Chats
March 9, 2020

It is the beginning of the second semester for our students here at Rufus King International Middle School. Grades for…

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Our Impact
Kainat’s Journey To Make Math Make Sense
March 1, 2020

  One of my first days in my reading class, a 6th grade student, Annalise* stood out to me as an intelligent, kindhearted leader. She…

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Our Impact
Teacher Appreciation: Meet Mr. Morris
February 15, 2020

Typically, when individuals are asked about the best teacher they had, they think of an actual teacher they had when…

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Benefits & Resources
Three Hot Housing Tips: Advice for Prospective AmeriCorps Members
February 14, 2020

The biggest question I had when deciding to move to Milwaukee for City Year was, “How would I find a place…

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Our Impact
Meet the Parry Family
February 12, 2020

  On Monday, January 20th, more than 400 volunteers joined City Year Milwaukee for a day of service at Lancaster…

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City Year Milwaukee AmeriCorps member at college graduation
The Corps
How a gap year can help you find your calling
January 15, 2020

Learn more about one City Year AmeriCorps member’s journey through a gap year in national service, university, and finding their…

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