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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
Seven generations
August 17, 2018

“In every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations.” -Iroquois Proverb

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Education
Photo essay: inspiring girls to believe in themselves
August 13, 2018

Two years ago, Tatiyana Murray was 21, wrapping up her bachelor’s degree in political science and searching for a meaningful experience as her…

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The Corps
Advice to future AmeriCorps members…from our Impact Managers!
July 13, 2018

Our Impact Managers work alongside our AmeriCorps members every day. Here’s there advice for a strong year of service!

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Benefits & Resources
Advice for making the most of your City Year experience
July 9, 2018

City Year impact manager and alum collects and shares advice from senior AmeriCorps members for future corp members.

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The Corps
Lessons I learned from my students
July 2, 2018

Baton Rouge students solving math problems

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The Corps
Welcome new board leadership
July 1, 2018

City Year Orlando is pleased to announce our new Board Chair, Craig Schneider and Vice-Chair, John Pisan.

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Benefits & Resources
Joining City Year out of high school
June 28, 2018

Seabron Stewart served when he was 18 years old, immediately following high school. Here, he shares his experience as the…

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The Corps
Leading by example: a conversation between City Year AmeriCorps members reggie and gerardo [Voices From the Field]
June 20, 2018

Reggie and Gerardo sat down for a conversation with each other to reflect on their year of service and how…

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The Corps
Bridge builders
June 8, 2018

Bridge building is a powerful metaphor and tool for social change. Seeing and making connections, whether among people or ideas,…

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The Corps
What I’ve learned during my year of service
June 5, 2018

City Year has taught me so much more in this year in service than I learned in my four years…

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The Corps
Thoughtful ways to say goodbye to your students
June 4, 2018

With the school year coming to an end, here are some ways to make your goodbyes a meaningful and positive…

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The Corps
Advice to future AmeriCorps members…from our teachers!
June 2, 2018

When compiling tidbits of advice for incoming City Year AmeriCorps members, we always hear from City Year staff and alumni…

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