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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 alums.

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AmeriCorps member walking and laughing with a high school student
Benefits & Resources
Making the most of your year of service in Little Rock
May 16, 2019

As the largest school district in the state, Little Rock School District enrolls more than 25,000 talented students.

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Benefits & Resources
Five things we love about Washington, D.C.
May 15, 2019

There’s lots to love about living in the nation’s Capital. You’ll have access to world-class museums, colleges and universities and…

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Philadelphia skyline
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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student is smiling at AmeriCorps member while doing work at computer in the classroom
The Corps
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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Little Rock skyline
The Corps
Five things we love about living in Little Rock
May 6, 2019

Little Rock, AR is full of surprises. See why you should choose to serve with City Year Little Rock.

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view of Baton Rouge skyline from a park
Benefits & Resources
Baton Rouge needs mentors like you
May 1, 2019

Baton Rouge, the capital of Louisiana, has it all–a thriving music scene, unique food culture, festivals and so much more!

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city year americorps member sitting with two high school students- all sitting at a table outside reading books
The Corps
Twenty months of gratitude

City Year Jacksonville Team Leader Tessa Delgo is entering her 20th month serving with City Year; by far, the most…

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The Corps
Strapped for Cash? You Can Still Build Great Money Habits
April 29, 2019

Educating yourself about money early on creates a foundation for financial health as your career progresses and your earnings rise.

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jacksonville bay
Benefits & Resources
Why we love Jacksonville
April 26, 2019

You could be the person who makes a difference in the lives of students. Apply to serve with the dedicated…

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An AmeriCorps member rides the subway.
Benefits & Resources
4 City Year locations with great transportation benefits
April 24, 2019

Every City Year site has its own set of local partnerships with benefits for their AmeriCorps members. Benefits vary by…

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Downtown Chicago is the perfect place to spend a year of service at City Year
Benefits & Resources
5 things we love about Chicago

learn why we think the Windy City is an amazing place to live and work.

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Benefits & Resources
Furnishing your apartment on a budget
April 15, 2019

Because you’ll be living on a stipend, it might be a good idea to hold off on that ottoman from…

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National Strategic Partners
National Partners