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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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The Corps
Why I Decided to Come Back – Twice 
May 20, 2020

From before I walked into Registration Day at City Year Milwaukee last summer, I knew that I wanted to serve again. During…

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City Year Milwaukee AmeriCorps member tutoring students
Our Impact
Day in the Life of a City Year Milwaukee AmeriCorps Member

Ever wonder what a “day in the life of a City Year AmeriCorps member” looks like while serving in schools?…

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Our Impact
Three important lessons my students taught me
May 18, 2020

Each City Year AmeriCorps member leaves their service year with significant memories of their time spent with students. Sometimes, they…

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City Year AmeriCorps members create a welcome tunnel down both sides of the school's front steps
Benefits & Resources
Three key skills I learned from my year of service

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

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An elementary school student wearing a bow and a backpack high-fives several AmeriCorps members as she arrives at school on time
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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The Corps
Finding my calling through service
May 11, 2020

Coming to City Year through a non-traditional path means using your service year to dive into what you want to…

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A team of 12 City Year AmeriCorps members stand in a straight line, clapping to welcome their students to school
The Corps
5 Ways You Can Support City Year Milwaukee
April 15, 2020

Service may look different during these unprecedented times, but our AmeriCorps continue to stay committed to service. Learn more about…

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City Year AmeriCorps career in teaching
The Corps
City Year prepared me for a career in teaching
April 14, 2020

City Year Milwaukee AmeriCorps member Jordan Contreras shares why his decision to serve students this year is helping prepare him…

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Our Impact
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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City Year Milwaukee AmeriCorps member
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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