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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 alums.

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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

City Year AmeriCorps member Julia Steen’s belief in the power of young people was fueled by her students’ constant curiosity…

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City Year Milwaukee AmeriCorps member working one-one-one with a student.
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

Kainat Lungani serves as a City Year Milwaukee AmeriCorps member and shares how she helped one of her students to…

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Alphabet signs displayed in the classroom.
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 for prospective AmeriCorps members
February 14, 2020

Here are some tips and suggestions from a City Year Milwaukee AmeriCorps member’s experience of searching for housing in their…

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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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Our Alumni
Leader for Life: City Year Milwaukee alum Kiesha Johnnies
November 20, 2019

Alum Kiesha Johnnies proudly served with City Year Milwaukee’s founding corps in 2010, serving a year in the city she…

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two AmeriCorps members are standing behind a large group of students during an assembly in the gym
Our Alumni
Celebrating nine years of City Year Milwaukee alumni
October 23, 2019

City Year Milwaukee is celebrating our 10th anniversary, and we’re highlighting the 800 alumni who chose to support the students…

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National Strategic Partners
National Partners