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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 power of national service: building a more equitable future
July 23, 2019

Surveys show that both Democrats and Republicans support the expansion of national service, and to date, more than 1 million…

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City Year Memphis: building to lead
July 22, 2019

In the early 2000’s, I started a consulting business in Los Angeles. When I was establishing my business, I was…

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Education
National service is a ‘force for good’ that deserves bipartisan support
July 18, 2019

Longtime supporters of City Year and AmeriCorps gathered on Capitol Hill this spring in support of national service programs that…

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Education
Dr. Nikolai Vitti’s vision for student success in Detroit
July 8, 2019

Nikolai Vitti has an ambitious vision for student success in Detroit Public Schools Community District.

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Olga Remesha and her family are joined by her City Year team for her citizenship ceremony
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The Road to Citizenship
July 4, 2019

On April 11th, we both had the opportunity to take part in a United States Naturalization Ceremony in Yarmouth, Maine….

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National service drives our nation forward: Q&A with Michael Brown and David L. Cohen
June 27, 2019

City Year CEO and Co-Founder Michael Brown spoke with David L. Cohen, senior executive vice president and chief diversity officer…

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Putting idealism to work in Kansas City
June 21, 2019

Each morning, Airica, a seventh-grade student in Kansas City, steps onto the bus, ready to tackle her school day. She says her commute…

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Education
Accelerating equitable progress to improve graduation rates
June 20, 2019

We are encouraged by the results from the recent 2019 Building a Grad Nation report that shows the U.S. national…

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Our Impact
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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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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