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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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A Special Note from Our Executive Director
April 1, 2020

These are very uncertain times for each of us, but what we at City Year know for sure is that our belief in…

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AmeriCorps Member Spotlight
March 31, 2020

Due to COVID-19, City Year San Antonio’s (CYSA) annual Ripples of Hope Dinner, planned for April 1, 2020 was canceled….

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City Year San Antonio’s Response to COVID-19
March 26, 2020

As part of the City Year community, we wanted to reach out to provide an update on the impacts of…

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The Corps
Donate to CYSA’s Food Pantry
March 13, 2020

The CYSA Food Pantry needs to be replenished for our incoming AmeriCorps members. Consider donating any item(s) on CYSA’s Amazon…

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Benefits & Resources
How City Year San Antonio (CYSA) Sets Corps Members Up for Success

After my December graduation from Northern Michigan University, I made the cross-country move to San Antonio to serve. Apprehensive about…

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Remembering the Reasons and Values Behind Our Work
January 30, 2020

The work life of an AmeriCorps member can be described as an exhilarating, beautiful, and meaningful experience filled with many…

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What #MakeBetterHappen Means to Me

If you follow City Year on any social media platform or know anything about it, you have probably seen #MakeBetterHappen…

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The Corps
The Power of Change

I believe in the power of change. Yes, change can be difficult and a huge step, but I believe it’s…

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Benefits & Resources
How City Year really prepares you for “the real world”
October 23, 2019

City Year strongly believes in the idea that it takes a village to raise a child, so it is invaluable…

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The Corps
Three reasons I decided to serve another City Year

After a month of exploring my options, three reasons inspired my decision to apply and serve another city year.

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Benefits & Resources
Find what fulfills you

Here are some of the ways City Year San Antonio AmeriCorps members take care of themselves to ensure we bring…

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The Corps
The top ten greetings students give City Year

At City Year, we AmeriCorps members love greeting our students with “good mornings,” and a round of Power Greeting.

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