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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 alumni.

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The Corps
Education is the one thing that no one can take away
May 7, 2018

Throughout the past nine months of service with City Year Columbus, there have been multiple times when corps members have…

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The Corps
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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Benefits & Resources
Universal Orlando Supports AmeriCorps Member Professional Development
March 20, 2018

On March 20, 2018, members of the Universal Orlando Resort Human Resources team visited City Year Orlando. Universal Orlando team…

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The Corps
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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Benefits & Resources
Why we love miami
February 23, 2018

There are 354,172 students in Miami who need and deserve our support. You could be part of an AmeriCorps team that…

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The Corps
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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Benefits & Resources
You will grow beyond belief – making career moves at City Year Boston’s 18 Minute Networking
January 23, 2018

As graduation edges near the horizon of the service year, our City Year AmeriCorps members are planning for their next…

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The Corps
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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The Corps
Voices from the field: teaching’s challenges and rewards
November 20, 2017

Having caring adults who challenge students, while being supportive and encouraging, can make all the difference in educational success.

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The Corps
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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The Corps
Overcoming fear: mentoring’s challenges and rewards [Voices from the Field]
July 6, 2017

“What is an irrational fear you have?” This was a question I asked Manuel*, a tenth-grade student I mentored during…

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Education
Exploring growth mindset in schools. Highlight: Detroit
June 30, 2017

Learn about City Year’s ongoing efforts to integrate research-based academic and social-emotional supports in schools across the country.

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