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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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The Corps
Celebrating Black History Month at City Year Milwaukee
March 9, 2020

As we all know, February is a month that has been designated to celebrate Black achievements across the United States…

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Our Impact
Rufus King International Middle School Hosts Third Annual Whole School Data Chats

It is the beginning of the second semester for our students here at Rufus King International Middle School. Grades for…

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The Corps
“City Year” of the Rat: A Journey in Self-Growth

In Chinese culture each year corresponds with twelve animals on the Chinese calendar, almost like a mascot for the year….

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The Corps
The Value of Team
March 6, 2020

“Do you have any experience working on a team?” was one of the first questions I was asked in my…

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Our Impact
Creating a Culture of Kindness

In partnership with schools and teachers, our City Year AmeriCorps members work to create a culture of kindness by building…

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The Corps
Serving with BCE
March 5, 2020

There are a lot of things I’ve enjoyed so far while serving on Team Care Force. One of my favorite…

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Benefits & Resources
From a current AmeriCorps member to a future one
March 4, 2020

City Year is an AmeriCorps program that helps students in systemically under-resourced schools reach their highest potential. There are many…

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The Corps
Helping students find ways to cope

As City Year AmeriCorps members, we have to fill a variety of roles and play many parts for the students…

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The Corps
Bringing students together, one Wednesday at a time

Music and mathematics are similar in many ways. Just to name a few, they both involve calculated responses, years of…

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Education
City Year Los Angeles Teacher Spotlight- Part 4

City Year AmeriCorps members work side–by–side in collaboration with their partner teachers to fully support their students in the classroom. We are…

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City Year Milwaukee AmeriCorps member, Deniko
The Corps
City Year Milwaukee AmeriCorps Member Spotlight: Meet Deniko Montgomery
March 3, 2020

Meet Deniko Montgomery, a proud City Year Milwaukee AmeriCorps member and learn more about him in his poem titeld, “I…

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Our Alumni
Lessons learned from City Year to Peace Corps
March 2, 2020

Going from a gap year with City Year to Peace Corps was a natural next step for this alum. Read…

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