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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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Our Alumni
From Hawai’i to Tulsa to teaching, a City Year AmeriCorps member reflects on two years of service
July 15, 2019

In the spring of 2017, Jessica Butay, a Hawai’i native who was about to graduate from college in Colorado, had…

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Our Alumni
How national service shaped me
July 10, 2019

Thirty years ago, when I was 17 years old, I was part of an idealistic experiment, a summer pilot program…

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Education
Dr. Nikolai Vitti’s vision for student success in Detroit
July 8, 2019

Nikolai Vitti has an ambitious vision for student success in Detroit Public Schools Community District.

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Olga Remesha and her family are joined by her City Year team for her citizenship ceremony
The Corps
The Road to Citizenship
July 4, 2019

On April 11th, we both had the opportunity to take part in a United States Naturalization Ceremony in Yarmouth, Maine….

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Our Alumni
For 30 years, City Year’s alumni have made a difference
June 25, 2019

Over the last 30 years, City Year alumni, now more than 32,000 strong, have been instrumental in helping to drive…

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The Corps
Putting idealism to work in Kansas City
June 21, 2019

Each morning, Airica, a seventh-grade student in Kansas City, steps onto the bus, ready to tackle her school day. She says her commute…

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Education
Accelerating equitable progress to improve graduation rates
June 20, 2019

We are encouraged by the results from the recent 2019 Building a Grad Nation report that shows the U.S. national…

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Our Alumni
My City Year experience took me to new heights
June 12, 2019

Just as our AmeriCorps members give their all to support our students, our organization and staff strive to give our…

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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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Our Alumni
Care Force Alumni Spotlight: Akida Azad
June 4, 2019

We were able to have a chat with Akida Azad and talk about her service with City Year. We talked…

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The Corps
Tips for a successful year of service with City Year Tulsa
May 31, 2019

So, you’re thinking about applying to City Year Tulsa? Yes! We’re excited to hear you’re interested in joining us at…

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Our Alumni
City Year DC alumni share their stories
May 28, 2019

For nearly 20  years, City Year AmeriCorps members have had the opportunity to serve in this important and distinctive city.

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