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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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Twelve AmeriCorps members with their arms up in a spirit break
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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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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The Corps
5 things AmeriCorps members should expect from City Year
February 22, 2019

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

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Four students and a City Year corps member learning at a large table in a classroom with computers and bookshelves
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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Education
Black History Month: Honoring Lincoln University as a pioneer in education
February 20, 2019

In honor of Black History Month, City Year Philadelphia is pleased to honor not only people who are African-American Pioneers in education, but…

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AmeriCorps member stands in front of the city skyline and water.
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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The Corps
5 things I wish I knew at the start of service
February 1, 2019

City Year alum Lauren Menkemeller shares insights from her service year.

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Julie Cusano graduated from Wheelock College with her teaching degree
The Corps
City Year is Meaningful for Licensed Educators
January 24, 2019

For as long as I can remember, I have been passionate about striving for equity in education. I have witnessed…

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The Corps
Meet City Year Philly’s 2019 mid-year corps
January 20, 2019

Just like that, the year 2018 is officially in the history books and we are already 20 days into 2019….

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The Corps
My favorite City Year value
January 16, 2019

The City Year value that resonates with me the most is empathy. As I define it, empathy is the ability to…

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The Corps
Finding self care in a new city
January 10, 2019

Learn more about the perks of national service and the importance of self care on a gap year from a…

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