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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 Los Angeles Graduation 2019
June 13, 2019

Another year of service complete! On Thursday, June 6th, 270 City Year Los Angeles AmeriCorps members were joined by family,…

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Nicole Nover chats with students in her Leadership Lunch group
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My Greatest Teachers
June 6, 2019

Last May I graduated from college and I had no idea what I was doing with my life. A friend…

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Tips for a successful year of service with City Year Tulsa
May 31, 2019

So, you’re thinking about applying to City Year Tulsa? Yes! We’re excited to hear you’re interested in joining us at…

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Another year of meaningful service
May 24, 2019

At the beginning of the school year, Sha’niya was easily distracted by her classroom surroundings which put a damper on her performance.

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City Year Sacramento member and student
Our Impact
City Year, Red Nose Day and Comcast NBCUniversal Help More Students Reach Their Full Potential in School and Beyond
May 23, 2019

At a school in California, a student named Juan* takes a deep breath by the classroom door before returning to…

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Adventure awaits no matter where you serve with City Year
May 21, 2019

While working on her City Year application, Jessica Butay reached the question: Where would you like to apply to serve?…

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Building trust with students
May 20, 2019

City Year has developed a strong culture of hard work, empathy, respect and understanding. This culture has been deliberately formulated…

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A tale of two cities
May 17, 2019

As a native of Jacksonville, Allishia Bauman is City Year Jacksonville’s Chief of Staff and is involved in a number…

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Students add their handprints to the sun at McDonough's literacy night
Education
Planning a Literacy Family Engagement Night
May 16, 2019

Planning McDonough’s literacy night was the most exhilarating, exhausting, stressful, and rewarding thing I have done at City Year (or…

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Education
Making public schools stronger with caring relationships
May 15, 2019

At a school in California, a student named Juan* takes a deep breath by the classroom door before returning to…

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The Corps
Top ten reasons to live in Philly

Whether it’s the food, scenic parks, accessible art, abundant American history, or the loyal sports fans, Philadelphia is the place…

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Why I am returning for a second year
May 13, 2019

I love the community that I found in City Year–something I have never experienced in a workplace before.

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