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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
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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Our Impact
Spotlight on Service – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at Faxon Elementary

As a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy of service to others, City Year considers Martin Luther King,…

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Our Impact
Kainat’s Journey To Make Math Make Sense
March 1, 2020

  One of my first days in my reading class, a 6th grade student, Annalise* stood out to me as an intelligent, kindhearted leader. She…

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Our Impact
A Surprise Starfish: Relationships Built on Social and Emotional Learning

It’s measured by un-hunching shoulders and teeth coming unclenched. It’s seen as fists coming to rest, open palmed, by the…

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