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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
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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Nicole Nover chats with students in her Leadership Lunch group
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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City year americorps member reading along with two students as they sit at desks in a classroom
The Corps
Adventure awaits no matter where you serve with City Year
May 21, 2019

While working on her City Year application, Jessica Butay reached the question: Where would you like to apply to serve?…

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The Corps
Building trust with students
May 20, 2019

City Year has developed a strong culture of hard work, empathy, respect and understanding. This culture has been deliberately formulated…

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Students add their handprints to the sun at McDonough's literacy night
Education
Planning a Literacy Family Engagement Night
May 16, 2019

Planning McDonough’s literacy night was the most exhilarating, exhausting, stressful, and rewarding thing I have done at City Year (or…

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AmeriCorps member talking with student on playground while other students are playing
Education
Making public schools stronger with caring relationships
May 15, 2019

At a school in California, a student named Juan* takes a deep breath by the classroom door before returning to…

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