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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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Education
AT&T Chicago Believe Day chronicle 2019
November 7, 2019

Our service partner was La Casa Norte, whose mission is to serve youth and families confronting homelessness. They provide access…

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The Corps
Ubuntu, relationships and how we’re all connected
November 6, 2019

One of my favorite City Year core values is ubuntu. This value is a term of the Zulu tribe from…

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The Middle School at Parkside team on the first day of school 2019
Our Impact
Moving Up: City Year New Hampshire’s New Partnership with the Middle School at Parkside
November 5, 2019

This year City Year New Hampshire has made its debut at its first middle school in ten years! The Middle School…

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The Corps
Looking for the optimism online
November 1, 2019

We live in an era ruled by social norms and in a world where most people use technology and social…

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Benefits & Resources
Financial success on a stipend
October 31, 2019

City Year Philadelphia alum Anthony Copeman, a certified financial educator who focuses on helping millennials manage their financial health, grew…

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City Year AmeriCorps members at Orlando Idealist Breakfast event
Our Impact
Idealist breakfast 2019
October 30, 2019

City Year Orlando’s Idealist Breakfast event brought together individuals who are passionate about education and dedicated to supporting student success.

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The Corps
City Year Buffalo opening day celebration

City Year Buffalo kicked off their Opening Day celebration this month in collaboration with sponsors, staff and teachers from five…

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Peace Corps to City Year AmeriCorps
Our Alumni
Choosing a life of service: from Peace Corps to City Year

When you’ve been a part of something greater than yourself it’s impossible to return to business as usual. I knew…

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Our Impact
Men of Color Throughout the City Year Network Meet in Philadelphia for Annual EdFest Conference
October 29, 2019

Of all the educators nationwide, whether it be elementary, middle, high school, or university, Black males only represent 2% of…

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City Year AmeriCorps members planning with a teacher in a classroom
The Corps
5 critical skills I learned with City Year Boston
October 23, 2019

It takes a lot to serve as a tutor, mentor, and role model to a classroom of students, not to…

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The Corps
Confidence is key

I remember how the other third-graders whispered and stared every time my reading tutor called me over to practice comprehension…

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Our Impact
Celebrating the legacy of MLK through collective action

In 1994, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service and charged the…

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