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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
City Year prepared me for a career in teaching
April 14, 2020

City Year Milwaukee AmeriCorps member Jordan Contreras shares why his decision to serve students this year is helping prepare him…

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Our Impact
CSX Santa Train (Jacksonville, FL) 2019

  ALL ABOARD THE SANTA TRAIN! Team Care Force (TCF) traveled to Jacksonville, FL this past November to assist our…

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AmeriCorps Member Spotlight: Meet Mid-Year AmeriCorps Member Anthony Smith
April 13, 2020

For City Year “Mid-Year” AmeriCorps members, the City Year experience can be tough. Joining in the middle of the service…

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City Year AmeriCorps still in this together
The Corps
Finding new ways to serve during COVID-19
April 10, 2020

City Year and our district partners are finding new ways to support students, teachers and classrooms while also continuing their…

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The Corps
Self-Care: Travel Edition
April 9, 2020

In previous blogs, we covered what self-care looks like in an office setting and at home. There is one final setting…

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The Corps
How will COVID-19 affect my City Year application?
April 8, 2020

One thing in this uncertain time is certain: City Year AmeriCorps members will be there, for our students and our…

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Education
With Patience and Support Comes Student Success

In January 2020, I was given the task of helping a student out in English, who could not grasp the…

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Our Impact
Supporting Teachers, Students, and Our AmeriCorps members During COVID-19

4.8.20 Update Supporting Teachers, Students, and Our AmeriCorps members During COVID-19  As we enter the fourth week of Boston Public…

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The Corps
Self-Care: Home Edition

              Welcome to the exciting sequel in our self-care trilogy. In our first installment,…

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The Corps
Self-Care: Office Edition
April 7, 2020

“Self-care is never a selfish act – it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift…

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The Corps
If Only You Knew
April 6, 2020

This poem is a written reflection that Maraina wrote in the early transition from in-school service during these uncertain times….

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Education
A holistic approach to student success

Our Whole School, Whole Child approach provides academic and social-emotional supports to thousands of students attending more than 300 high-need…

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