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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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City Year AmeriCorps member STEM afterschool program
The Corps
Students learn the fun of engineering after school
January 7, 2020

Ben came to his service with a passion for engineering. Read more to see how he shared this with his…

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The Corps
AmeriCorps Spotlight: Meet First Year City Year ACM Fred Lee
January 5, 2020

  AmeriCorps Spotlight  Thomas A. Edison High School  Works with 9th and 10th graders  Subjects: Algebra 2, Earth Science, and English   With the first…

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A team of City Year AmeriCorps members raise their hands at the end of a team huddle
Benefits & Resources
4 tips to help your mid-year move
January 2, 2020

Congratulations on starting your City Year journey! As a mid-year AmeriCorps member who begins service in the middle of the…

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City Year AmeriCorps member high five with student
The Corps
5 ways to describe your City Year journey to your family
December 23, 2019

Your City Year service journey can be hard to describe. Check out these tips for describing your service to friends…

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Students and AmeriCorps member
Education
Advancing equity and social-emotional learning through relationships
December 17, 2019

City Year and Search Institute have been working together since 2017 to explore how City Year AmeriCorps members in Columbus,…

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City Year AmeriCorps members facilitate Hour of Code for students
Education
City Year shares the adventure of coding through Hour of Code
December 10, 2019

City Year, Hour of Code and digital learning opportunities City Year is sharing fun and engaging Hour of Code activities…

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An elementary school student wearing glasses high fives a City Year AmeriCorps member outside their school
Our Impact
Morning Greeting
December 9, 2019

Every morning at 8:10 a.m., my teammates and I line up in two parallel lines outside the front of Condon…

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Jim Balfanz, President and CEO of City Year
Our Alumni
James A. Balfanz Announced as City Year CEO
December 6, 2019

Please join us in congratulating Jim Balfanz on his appointment as CEO of City Year.

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Our Impact
Giving Tuesday – One Pie = One Step Towards Student Progress
December 5, 2019

After a plate full of turkey on Thanksgiving and finding big-box deals on Black Friday comes the national day of giving…

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Benefits & Resources
Tasty, healthy and inexpensive recipes specially for AmeriCorps
December 3, 2019

Cooking healthy, delicious and affordable meals on a budget is easy. Read on for five great recipes made with AmeriCorps…

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City Year AmeriCorps member in library with student
Education
Literacy and lifelong learning at City Year: 21 Books to gift this holiday season
November 26, 2019

Books form the backbone of our conversations, interactions and the collaborative learning experiences that bind us to one another. This…

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Benefits & Resources
Five free things to do in Columbus
November 20, 2019

City Year offers its members countless valuable personal and professional opportunities. From developing interpersonal skills to making connections within a…

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