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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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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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4 tips for making the best first impression through your job application
February 12, 2018

Here are a few tips from the members of City Year’s Talent Acquisition team that will help you confidently craft…

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Living on a stipend: quick, healthy and affordable meals
February 9, 2018

Still, a healthy meal is important for your wellbeing and productivity.  From breakfast to dinner here are some quick, delicious…

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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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Our Impact
Westgate Resorts Foundation Invests in Strong Families, Strong Workforce Mission
January 1, 2018

In November 2017, Westgate Resorts Foundation announced its investment of $1 million in grants for various nonprofits in Central Florida to continue its Strong Families, Strong Workforce…

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Five nonprofit management program scholarships for City Year alumni
December 4, 2017

City Year empowers you to lead your peers, build relationships with students and the communities you serve and partner with…

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Education
National service fuels a holistic approach to student and school success in our highest-need communities
October 2, 2017

Our three decades of youth development experience, along with external research, has shown that students’ academic success is directly tied…

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Education
Why City Year strives to ensure that students come to #SchoolEveryDay
September 11, 2017

Research shows that chronic absenteeism is an indicator that a student is in trouble academically and is at increased risk…

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Our Impact
Investing in relationships: how one Cleveland high school “moves the needle” for students
September 5, 2017

Maddie DeLong built a number of special relationships with students during her service year as a City Year Cleveland AmeriCorps…

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Our Impact
Mentoring students: a two-way street
July 31, 2017

City Year Providence AmeriCorps alumnus Justin Roias knows firsthand how positive relationships with caring adults can help children succeed as…

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Education
Exploring growth mindset in high-need 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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Five strategies for confronting oppression [voices from the field]
May 29, 2017

As we struggle as a country to grasp why some people are given opportunities while others struggle just to get to…

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