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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
An asset-based tool to help students—and our AmeriCorps members—thrive (voices from the field)
April 25, 2018

Three decades of youth development work taught us that to support the success of our students, many of whom face…

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The Corps
Why Providence is the place to be
April 12, 2018

Between the thriving arts community, incredible history, gorgeous parks and delicious eats, Providence, Rhode Island is the place to be.

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Our Alumni
Alum uses Law Degree to Support Immigrants
March 5, 2018

Change is not made all at once. It builds gradually over time – one person, one student, one client at…

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The Corps
Activating student success through positive relationships [voices from the field]
February 26, 2018

We can meet students where they are by putting the theories surrounding social-emotional learning into practice, particularly by building lasting…

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The Corps
Empathy: Harmony Project experience
February 5, 2018

Every Wednesday at South High School, Harmony Project hosts an after-school choir program for our students. When first introduced to the organization, I thought…

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Our Alumni
Making the Leap to Consulting After City Year

Learn more about this City Year AmeriCorps member’s journey from a national service gap year to consulting and how they…

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The Corps
Celebrating MLK: The purpose of service
January 15, 2018

A City Year Columbus AmeriCorps member discusses the importance of service in maintaining Martin Luther King Jr’s beloved society.

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The Corps
Voices from the field: teaching’s challenges and rewards
November 20, 2017

Growing up, I loved everything that came with attending my local public schools in Milledgeville, Georgia. From a very young…

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The Corps
Using empathy to facilitate difficult conversations
November 8, 2017

Karinne Caisse, City Year Sacramento Team Leader, shares how the tools and trainings that City Year provided help her navigate…

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The Corps
Voices from the field: supporting and celebrating our AmeriCorps members of color
October 18, 2017

A 2017 study found that having just one black teacher in elementary school (third, fourth or fifth grade) reduced the…

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Education
National service fuels a holistic approach to student and school success in our highest-need communities
October 2, 2017

Our three decades of youth development experience, along with external research, has shown that students’ academic success is directly tied…

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Education
Why City Year strives to ensure that students come to #SchoolEveryDay
September 11, 2017

Research shows that chronic absenteeism is an indicator that a student is in trouble academically and is at increased risk…

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