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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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The Corps
Lessons Learned from two years of City Year service
March 30, 2021

Amari has learned to lead with empathy throughout his two years of service with City Year AmeriCorps. Learn more about…

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Our Impact
A Foray into Virtual Service
March 29, 2021

Care Force has gone through many changes and innovations over the years, and 2020 has certainly been exemplary of that…

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Our Alumni
Alumni Spotlight: Amanda Gamble, Chief Service Officer of the City of Philadelphia
March 26, 2021

Left: Amanda Gamble during her time serving with City Year Philadelphia in 2011-2012.  Right: Amanda with Mayor Jim Kenney and…

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Our Impact
From City Year to career 
March 25, 2021

Formulating a L.A.C.Y (or “Life After City Year”) plan is an integral part of the City Year experience. From mentorship…

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Our Community
FAIRWINDS Foundation Sponsors Financial Literacy
March 24, 2021

City Year Orlando is proud to announce FAIRWINDS Foundation as a new partner in our work through their investment in City Year Orlando AmeriCorps members…

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Education
The value of social breaktime activities
March 23, 2021

A holistic approach to learning that addresses scholars’ social-emotional well-being and academic performance will ensure they are engaged to learn long term.

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Our Impact
Moves for Educational Equity

Thank you for being a part of the inaugural City Year 5K! City Year Orlando and City Year Jacksonville have…

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Our Impact
Welcome to Academic Support Blocks: Creating Supportive Spaces for our Students

At each of our schools, our AmeriCorps members work together as a team to lead initiatives or events that help…

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Our Community
Women Leading Service: Get to know our Program Directors

To celebrate Women’s History Month, we wanted to give everyone a glimpse into our service and the incredible women who help…

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Our Impact
The Power of Mentorship: A Recap of City Year Philly’s Second Lunch & Learn
March 19, 2021

City Year Philadelphia’s second virtual Lunch & Learn took place on Monday, February 22. The event was moderated by Darryl Bundrige, Executive Director and Vice President of City Year…

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Our Alumni
WELCOME BACK RUBEN!

Although I completed my service with City Year from 2014-2016, it remains one of the most supportive and encouraging networks…

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Equity
Meet DBIE council members, Jovan Goldsmith and Haley Woods
March 15, 2021

Learn more about City Year Milwaukee’s Diversity, Belonging, Inclusion and Equity Council from council members Jovan Goldsmith and Haley Woods.

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National Strategic Partners
National Partners