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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
My experience as a City Year Team Leader
November 2, 2018

Coming into the corps for my first year, I did not know what to expect from the organization, inside or…

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The Corps
Why I’m fired up to serve with City Year San Antonio
October 15, 2018

Meioshia grew up in San Antonio, and this year decided to return to her home city to serve other students…

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Education
Caring relationships and student well-being are key to academic success
October 10, 2018

Sometimes referred to as non-cognitive skills, social and emotional aptitudes such as self-management, goal-setting and problem solving have, in the…

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Our Alumni
City Year alumni teachers: continuing to make a difference in education after their service year
September 26, 2018

As states implement their ESSA plans, there is an opportunity to think creatively about strategies to address teacher shortages. One…

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Jia He learned English after coming to the US as a child
Education
Build Literacy, Build Civic Leaders
September 25, 2018

There’s a picture of me in my mother’s battered “First years in America” album where I’m sipping a Coke from…

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Education
Building strategic partnerships to provide students with year-round learning support
September 19, 2018

City Year and BellXcel are developing a new collaborative partnership because we know that for students to succeed in the classroom…

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The Corps
“I’m a City Year Now”
September 14, 2018

I’ll let you in on a secret: nobody walks into the first day of school as a City Year AmeriCorps…

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The Corps
10 things incoming AmeriCorps members should know!
August 20, 2018

Advice from City Year Baton Rouge AmeriCorps member Marquis Robinson.

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The Corps
Seven generations
August 17, 2018

“In every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations.” -Iroquois Proverb

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Education
Photo essay: inspiring girls to believe in themselves
August 13, 2018

Two years ago, Tatiyana Murray was 21, wrapping up her bachelor’s degree in political science and searching for a meaningful experience as her…

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Our Alumni
Alumni spotlight: Allison Paul
August 10, 2018

After graduating from Boston College with B.A. in Sociology, Allison answered the call to service as a mentor and role…

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The Corps
Advice to future AmeriCorps members…from our Impact Managers!
July 13, 2018

Our Impact Managers work alongside our AmeriCorps members every day. Here’s there advice for a strong year of service!

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