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Our stories

Read a collection of stories and learn from the perspectives and experiences of our City Year AmeriCorps members, students, partners and alums.

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Our Impact
School House News 2020-2021
January 11, 2021

City Year Orlando School House News Issue 1 Eccleston Elementary School Catalina Elementary School  Memorial Middle School  Meadowbrook Middle School …

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City Year Service Year Advisor
Benefits & Resources
Supporting Your Pre-Service Experience
January 6, 2021

Service Year Advisors help prospective and confirmed corps members move from application to registration and are a valuable resource to…

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Our Alumni
Alumni Spotlight- December
December 21, 2020

Each month as part of our alumni newsletter, we hope to feature some of our amazing alumni and what they’ve…

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Our Impact
This is Hard. Be Strong.
December 18, 2020

When people told me City Year would be hard, they talked a lot about long hours and paperwork and getting enough “minutes”.  Yes, all those…

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City Year AmeriCorps member with students in school
Benefits & Resources
5 things you should know before applying
December 16, 2020

Thinking about applying to serve with City Year AmeriCorps? Here are five key things you should consider first!

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Our Alumni
Life after City Year with Kristy
December 15, 2020

I applied for City Year senior year of college, knowing that I eventually wanted to go to graduate school to…

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The Corps
12 Days of Christmas
December 14, 2020

Joining City Year in the middle of a global pandemic has felt like jumping into the deep end. As educators…

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The Corps
Meet Taco Bell’s Live Más Scholarship Winner, Clark Shimeall
December 11, 2020

Meet City Year Boston alum and Taco Bell Live Más Scholarship winner Clark Shimeall who shares about his journey with City…

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Our Impact
City Year Kansas City Announces New Board Chair
December 9, 2020

City Year Kansas City launched in 2015 with broad-based support from the Kansas City community, from the school district, to…

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Benefits & Resources
Networking outside my comfort zone

While my intentions are to pursue a career in education, this networking event pushed me to reflect on the wide…

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Our Impact
Taking an Hour of Code break during virtual learning
December 8, 2020

Bringing ‘Hour of Code’ and established afterschool programs to online learning is keeping students connected during COVID-19

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The Corps
Serving on a Budget: Eating Well on a City Year Stipend
December 4, 2020

Let’s be real. Living on a City Year stipend can be tough. Considering all the monthly fees for things such…

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National Strategic Partners
National Partners