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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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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
March 20, 2019

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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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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Benefits & Resources
5 things we love about living in San José
March 13, 2019

There is so much more to San José than the latest app or software company. Read on to learn why…

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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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Benefits & Resources
Real talk: how to live on the City Year stipend
February 28, 2019

What is it really like to live on the AmeriCorps stipend? Find out what Charlie Bridger, City Year Boston AmeriCorps…

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Benefits & Resources
How I used my Segal Education Award to travel
February 22, 2019

One of the benefits of serving with City Year is earning a Segal Education Award through AmeriCorps. Upon completion of…

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The Corps
5 things AmeriCorps members should expect from City Year

City Year is one of those experiences where you get what out you put in. Carnisha Tassin shares her experience

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The Corps
My first month as a mid-year AmeriCorps member
February 21, 2019

“I started my time at City Year Jacksonville eager and ready to serve! Training was great, I liked having the…

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The Corps
6 things that make Boston a great place to live
February 19, 2019

If you’ve never considered moving to Boston, read on to learn why you should think about serving with City Year…

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Portrait of Ashlye Allison
The Corps
Why I keep returning to City Year
February 14, 2019

Ashlye Allison served as an AmeriCorps member, then returned as a Senior Corps Member as a Team Leader, and is…

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Benefits & Resources
Why we love NYC

We know that all students can succeed, but resources and opportunity are not always distributed equally. City Year New York…

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An AmeriCorps member sits at a table in a school library.
Benefits & Resources
How to shine as a City Year applicant
February 12, 2019

When working on your City Year application, it’s important to share who you are, not just what you’ve done. Who…

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