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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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Education
Making sense out of math with games, competition and ‘growth mindset’
April 9, 2019

A battle of mathematical wits is playing out in a cramped but colorful classroom. Ruben*, an outgoing fourth-grader with dark…

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2019 Starry Starry Night attendees give AmeriCorps members a standing ovation.
The Corps
A Starry Starry Night to Remember
April 4, 2019

It was a windy March day when City Year AmeriCorps members gathered in New Castle to prepare for our 19th…

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AmeriCorps members take the City Year pledge
The Corps
Welcome to City Year Buffalo
April 1, 2019

“The youth of Buffalo are unstoppable, as are City Year AmeriCorps members.”

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Niagara Falls sits less than 20 miles from City Year Buffalo
Our Alumni
From City Year Baton Rouge to City Year Buffalo

Where I am today began with an idea of a year of service from an unlikely place.

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City Year Philadelphia's entire team of AmeriCorps smile at the camera.
The Corps
Thank you Corps!
March 29, 2019

It’s March which means St. Patrick’s Day, Daylight Savings Time, free water ice from Rita’s, and our favorite of them…

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City Year AmeriCorps member speaking at event
The Corps
From Little Rock to the Big Apple, one City Year AmeriCorps member shares his journey

Learn about one Corps member’s ability to serve in his hometown and across the country with City Year.

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Education
Getting a first chance to code with City Year
March 21, 2019

It’s a wintry, late afternoon in the Bronx, and teachers and students stream outside into the cold air at the…

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The Corps
A thank you note from staff

Day in and day out, our AmeriCorps members dedicate themselves to a cause greater than self. The work they do…

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Three AmeriCorps members standing in front of lockers, talking
The Corps
What do City Year AmeriCorps members do? Run afterschool programs
March 20, 2019

City Year San José alumnae Kailey Rawston and Liza Flores share how they managed afterschool time and creatively kept about 100 first and…

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Three AmeriCorps members serve their alma mater in L.A.
The Corps
Three AmeriCorps members return to their alma mater for a year of service

Serving with City Year L.A. takes spirit, discipline, purpose, and pride, and when corps members are placed in the schools…

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Twelve AmeriCorps members with their arms up in a spirit break
The Corps
How to combat compassion fatigue
March 15, 2019

At City Year, we give ourselves to our students and teammate from sunrise to sunset on average five days a…

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City year americorps member talking with two young students near a window in a school hallway
The Corps
The value of value bands
March 1, 2019

My value band is a daily reminder of the promise I made when I signed up for City Year: believe…

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