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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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Nicole Nover chats with students in her Leadership Lunch group
The Corps
My Greatest Teachers
June 6, 2019

Last May I graduated from college and I had no idea what I was doing with my life. A friend…

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Students add their handprints to the sun at McDonough's literacy night
Education
Planning a Literacy Family Engagement Night
May 16, 2019

Planning McDonough’s literacy night was the most exhilarating, exhausting, stressful, and rewarding thing I have done at City Year (or…

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students attend Manchester's FIRST LEGO League Expo
Our Impact
Coaching Kids to Code: How FIRST LEGO League and City Year are Inspiring Future Engineers
April 23, 2019

Learn how FIRST LEGO League and CIty Year are helping to extend educational equity through engineering in this afterschool program.

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2019 Starry Starry Night attendees give AmeriCorps members a standing ovation.
The Corps
A Starry Starry Night to Remember
April 4, 2019

It was a windy March day when City Year AmeriCorps members gathered in New Castle to prepare for our 19th…

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Julie Cusano graduated from Wheelock College with her teaching degree
The Corps
City Year is Meaningful for Licensed Educators
January 24, 2019

For as long as I can remember, I have been passionate about striving for equity in education. I have witnessed…

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Badges from Meredith's Super Leaders Club
Our Impact
Learning to be Super: City Year’s Leadership Lunch Curriculum Supports Social-Emotional Growth
January 16, 2019

Starting the City Year experience, the thing I was most looking forward to being involved in was Leadership Lunch. I…

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two city year americorps members walking down a school hallway next to lockers
The Corps
Finding self care in a new city
January 10, 2019

Learn more about the perks of national service and the importance of self care on a gap year from a…

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Miko Crosby works with students in their literacy group
The Corps
A Day in the Life of My Literacy Group
January 9, 2019

We’re all settling down after recess. The hands on the clock hit 12:35 p.m. and four students stand up, each…

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Sherry Leung completes her first marathon in honor of City Year
Our Alumni
Running with Sherry Leung: an Alumna’s Commitment to #makebetterhappen
December 17, 2018

Believe or not, I used to really hate running. Running was a constant reminder for me of all the things…

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The Corps
A Day in the Life of a City Year
December 13, 2018

Each day AmeriCorps members wake up to serve another day in the beautiful Granite State. Fifty-three young people commute from…

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Jia He learned English after coming to the US as a child
Education
Build Literacy, Build Civic Leaders
September 25, 2018

There’s a picture of me in my mother’s battered “First years in America” album where I’m sipping a Coke from…

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City Year corps members greet students on the first day of school
The Corps
“I’m a City Year Now”
September 14, 2018

I’ll let you in on a secret: nobody walks into the first day of school as a City Year AmeriCorps…

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