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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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Benefits & Resources
Why we love miami
February 23, 2018

There are 354,172 students in Miami who need and deserve our support. You could be part of an AmeriCorps team that…

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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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City Year alumni in a classroom with students working at their desks in the background
Benefits & Resources
You will grow beyond belief – making career moves at City Year Boston’s 18 Minute Networking
January 23, 2018

As graduation edges near the horizon of the service year, our City Year AmeriCorps members are planning for their next…

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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

Having caring adults who challenge students, while being supportive and encouraging, can make all the difference in educational success.

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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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The Corps
Overcoming fear: mentoring’s challenges and rewards [Voices from the Field]
July 6, 2017

“What is an irrational fear you have?” This was a question I asked Manuel*, a tenth-grade student I mentored during…

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The Corps
A parent’s perspective
October 16, 2016

Service to cause greater than self is one of City Year’s values. As a parent and educator, I have realized…

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The Corps
A day in the life of a CYSC AmeriCorps member
June 9, 2016

Between the minutes of my first and second alarm, I think of how warm my bed is until my mind…

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Benefits & Resources
Preparing for life after City Year
March 11, 2016

Being a City Year AmeriCorps member is not only a transformative opportunity to make a lasting impact in the lives…

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The Corps
Giving Thanks on #GivingTuesday
November 13, 2014

In the spirit of the Thanksgiving Holiday, the eight of us who comprise the team took a moment to reflect…

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Three students listening at a table as a City Year corps member helps them with their work
Benefits & Resources
City Year Columbia FAQs
July 24, 2014

How can I get around without a car? What’s it like to serve in Columbia? We answer all your top…

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