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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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Our Alumni
#WCW: Alex Diorio
October 23, 2019

Alex Diorio is a very proud alumn of City Year (2014, 2015) and had the privilege to serve in two…

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Our Impact
Celebrating the legacy of MLK through collective action

In 1994, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service and charged the…

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The Corps
Confidence is key

I remember how the other third-graders whispered and stared every time my reading tutor called me over to practice comprehension…

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The Corps
5 critical skills I learned with City Year Boston

It takes a lot to serve as a tutor, mentor, and role model to a classroom of students, not to…

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The Corps
Would you like your ¿café con leche? New affinity group celebrates Latinx culture and serves Hispanic students

Café Con Leche is one of the newest affinity groups at City Year Tulsa, created this year to bring together…

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Our Impact
Help ‘pave a path’ for student success in Tulsa: an open letter from our executive director

Tulsa students are looking for someone who believes in them and will show up for them every single day. Many…

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The Corps
#HumansofCYTulsa: remembering and respecting Native American Heritage Month

Many students in Northeast Oklahoma have the honor of being a tribal citizen and I have the honor myself. Tribal…

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The Corps
Women’s History Month: Which women inspire our corps members?

As we celebrate City Year AmeriCorps Member Appreciation Month, Women’s History Month is also underway. Marketing and Communications Intern Kia Smith…

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The Corps
Everyone deserves an education: why I serve with City Year Chicago

A year of service—what does that even mean? Looking into what a year of service is, I think digging into…

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The Corps
Service to success

Jesus Martinez grew up seeing City Year red jackets around Boston. He participated in City Year afterschool programs as a…

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The Corps
Visto y escuchado

If Alex is behind in class, he asks to come work in the City Year in-school office during lunch. He…

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Our Impact
Getting to the green

As an AmeriCorps member, my success in supporting our students academically and behaviorally rests in my ability to establish a…

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