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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
Imagining a world where ubuntu is the norm
November 14, 2019

One of City Year’s founding stories is Ubuntu. Ubuntu is a shortened version of a Zulu proverb which means “I…

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Education
Elevating student voice through the HSA
November 13, 2019

Honoring, engaging and elevating student voice is central to City Year’s Whole School, Whole Child work in schools. Learn more…

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AT&T volunteers and students from the school paint the plywood mural. 
The Corps
AT&T Impact Day (Miami, FL) 2019

Learn about Care Force Team member Ja’Lon Eason’s experience and how Mother Nature influenced his trip.

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Our Alumni
Care Force Alumni Spotlight: Ken Wakwe

Introducing Ken Wakwe! We were able to have a chat with Ken Wakwe and talk about his service with City Year. We talked to him about his recent roles and how he uses…

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Shannon Luby greets students
Our Impact
Starting the School Day Strong: Power Greeting Promotes Attendance and a Positive School Environment
November 7, 2019

Each weekday, I wake up promptly at 5:30 am. I start my day with a nice cup of coffee and…

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AT&T volunteers throw their hands up in a spirit break at the end of their service day
Education
AT&T Chicago Believe Day chronicle 2019

Our service partner was La Casa Norte, whose mission is to serve youth and families confronting homelessness. They provide access…

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The Corps
Ubuntu, relationships and how we’re all connected
November 6, 2019

One of my favorite City Year core values is ubuntu. This value is a term of the Zulu tribe from…

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The Middle School at Parkside team on the first day of school 2019
Our Impact
Moving Up: City Year New Hampshire’s New Partnership with the Middle School at Parkside
November 5, 2019

This year City Year New Hampshire has made its debut at its first middle school in ten years! The Middle School…

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The Corps
Looking for the optimism online
November 1, 2019

We live in an era ruled by social norms and in a world where most people use technology and social…

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two AmeriCorps members in a conversation in the hallway
Benefits & Resources
Financial success on a stipend
October 31, 2019

City Year Philadelphia alum Anthony Copeman, a certified financial educator who focuses on helping millennials manage their financial health, grew…

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City Year AmeriCorps members at Orlando Idealist Breakfast event
Our Impact
Idealist breakfast 2019
October 30, 2019

City Year Orlando’s Idealist Breakfast event brought together individuals who are passionate about education and dedicated to supporting student success.

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The Corps
City Year Buffalo opening day celebration

City Year Buffalo kicked off their Opening Day celebration this month in collaboration with sponsors, staff and teachers from five…

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