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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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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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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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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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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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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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Westgate Resorts Foundation Invests in Strong Families, Strong Workforce Mission
January 1, 2018

In November 2017, Westgate Resorts Foundation announced its investment of $1 million in grants for various nonprofits in Central Florida to continue its Strong Families, Strong Workforce…

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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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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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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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Our Impact
Investing in relationships: how one Cleveland high school “moves the needle” for students
September 5, 2017

Maddie DeLong built a number of special relationships with students during her service year as a City Year Cleveland AmeriCorps…

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How City Year AmeriCorps members nurture students’ social-emotional growth — and their own.
August 28, 2017

This extended day program at Sarah Greenwood School in Boston offers students a chance to receive tutoring and extra homework…

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Mentoring students: a two-way street
July 31, 2017

City Year Providence AmeriCorps alumnus Justin Roias knows firsthand how positive relationships with caring adults can help children succeed as…

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