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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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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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A classroom with desks in small groups.
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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Benefits & Resources
The 5 best things about serving with City Year Columbus
September 13, 2018

There are so many great reasons to live in Columbus, including more than 300 festivals every year, beautiful parks, big…

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Our Impact
Why I still serve
September 12, 2018

We are fired up and back in schools! For many City Year AmeriCorps members their first year of service is…

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Heart of Florida United Way Team serving at Oak Ridge High School
Our Impact
City Year welcomes Heart of Florida United Way as Team Sponsor
August 29, 2018

City Year Orlando Americorps members serving at Oak Ridge High School will proudly wear the Heart of Florida United Way…

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City Year AmeriCorps members planning with a teacher in a classroom
Our Impact
Starbucks invests in opportunities for all
August 24, 2018

City Year Orlando is proud to be selected as a recipient of The Starbucks Foundation’s 2018 Opportunity for All grant,…

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Benefits & Resources
SeaWorld Orlando Supports Our Corps
August 22, 2018

We are thankful for SeaWorld Orlando, who joined a group of committed community organizations as an AmeriCorps Member Experience Partner…

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High school student working on a computer with an AmeriCorps member supporting
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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city year americorps members in a classroom helping students who are working with their desks pushed together
Our Impact
The impact of City Year
August 7, 2018

City Year’s impact as told by Brandan, a student who was directly served by City Year in a classroom in…

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a city year americorps member walking with students in a hallway next to lockers
Benefits & Resources
Advice for making the most of your City Year experience
July 9, 2018

City Year impact manager and alum collects and shares advice from senior AmeriCorps members for future corp members.

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Paolo Aligada gives double thumbs-up while standing in front of a whiteboard covered in lesson plan strategies.
Our Impact
Our students have so much to offer and teach us.
June 28, 2018

“Good morning, Mr. Aligada!” Dee shouted as he skipped towards me across the Meyer Elementary School courtyard.  I responded back, “Good…

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