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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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Education
Spring means serious business in our schools
March 2, 2017

All of the standardized tests my students will be taking soon are rigorous, and for third graders represents a certain…

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Our Impact
MLK Day: making a difference to 3,000 Chicago students
January 19, 2017

This year, City Year Chicago’s Civic Engagement team organized a spectacular day of service at the Marie Curie Metropolitan High…

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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 AmierCorps 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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Our Impact
Champion Profile: Dr. Darienne Driver
May 19, 2016

Dr. Darienne Driver has led Wisconsin’s largest school district since she was appointed in 2014 at age 36, making her…

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City Year San Jose Career Prep
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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Education
A meeting with the President
May 3, 2015

It’s taking a while to sink in. And still, it hasn’t completely.

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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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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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