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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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City Year AmeriCorps member Kristina Stamm
Our Impact
Reflections on the start of service at City Year
November 20, 2019

Learn more about serving with City Year AmeriCorps as a student success coach tutoring and mentoring students.

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The Corps
Imagining a world where ubuntu is the norm
November 14, 2019

One of City Year’s founding stories is Ubuntu. Ubuntu is a shortened version of a Zulu proverb which means “I…

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AT&T volunteers and students from the school paint the plywood mural. 
The Corps
AT&T Impact Day (Miami, FL) 2019
November 13, 2019

Learn about Care Force Team member Ja’Lon Eason’s experience and how Mother Nature influenced his trip.

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Our Alumni
Care Force Alumni Spotlight: Ken Wakwe

Introducing Ken Wakwe! We were able to have a chat with Ken Wakwe and talk about his service with City Year. We talked to him about his recent roles and how he uses…

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Shannon Luby greets students
Our Impact
Starting the School Day Strong: Power Greeting Promotes Attendance and a Positive School Environment
November 7, 2019

Each weekday, I wake up promptly at 5:30 am. I start my day with a nice cup of coffee and…

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The Corps
Ubuntu, relationships and how we’re all connected
November 6, 2019

One of my favorite City Year core values is ubuntu. This value is a term of the Zulu tribe from…

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The Middle School at Parkside team on the first day of school 2019
Our Impact
Moving Up: City Year New Hampshire’s New Partnership with the Middle School at Parkside
November 5, 2019

This year City Year New Hampshire has made its debut at its first middle school in ten years! The Middle School…

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The Corps
Looking for the optimism online
November 1, 2019

We live in an era ruled by social norms and in a world where most people use technology and social…

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City Year AmeriCorps members at Orlando Idealist Breakfast event
Our Impact
Idealist breakfast 2019
October 30, 2019

City Year Orlando’s Idealist Breakfast event brought together individuals who are passionate about education and dedicated to supporting student success.

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The Corps
City Year Buffalo opening day celebration

City Year Buffalo kicked off their Opening Day celebration this month in collaboration with sponsors, staff and teachers from five…

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Peace Corps to City Year AmeriCorps
Our Alumni
Choosing a life of service: from Peace Corps to City Year

When you’ve been a part of something greater than yourself it’s impossible to return to business as usual. I knew…

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Our Impact
Men of Color Throughout the City Year Network Meet in Philadelphia for Annual EdFest Conference
October 29, 2019

Of all the educators nationwide, whether it be elementary, middle, high school, or university, Black males only represent 2% of…

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National Strategic Partners
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