be_ixf;ym_202106 d_21; ct_50 Learn more about City Year’s response to COVID-19

Our stories

Read a collection of stories and learn from the perspectives and experiences of our City Year Americorps members, students, partners and alumni.

Filter by
a student looks up at an AmeriCorps member as they help them at their desk
Our Alumni
A note in honor of AmeriCorps Appreciation Month
March 26, 2020

As the heart of this organization, we simply could not do this work without you. Thank you.

Read the story
City Year morning greeting hands in
Our Alumni
Celebrating Women’s History Month: how womanism can heal
March 11, 2020

A City Year alum who now works for City Year Detroit shares her reflections during Women’s History Month about the…

Read the story
Two City Year AmeriCorps members red jacket yellow jacket
Our Alumni
Lessons learned from City Year to Peace Corps
March 2, 2020

Going from a gap year with City Year to Peace Corps was a natural next step for this alum. Read…

Read the story
Our Alumni
Care Force Alumni Spotlight: Emily Kean
February 14, 2020

Introducing Emily Kean We are really thankful to have been able to have a chat with Emily Kean and talk…

Read the story
Our Alumni
Care Force Alumni Spotlight: Warren Basla
February 12, 2020

All the way from the city of Norristown, Pennsylvania, Warren Basla served in City Year Philadelphia at Universal Daroff Charter…

Read the story
City Year Columbus alum Alen Amimi stands in a group hug with his teammates
Our Alumni
#cyhead2toe: Alums reflect on a decade of service
February 6, 2020

we invited several members of our 32,000+ alumni community to share short uniform stories that explore the power and potential…

Read the story
Jim Balfanz, President and CEO of City Year
Our Alumni
James A. Balfanz Announced as City Year CEO
December 6, 2019

Please join us in congratulating Jim Balfanz on his appointment as CEO of City Year.

Read the story
Our Alumni
Leader for Life: Meet City Year Milwaukee Alumna, Kiesha Johnnies
November 20, 2019

My name is Kiesha Johnnies and I proudly served with City Year Milwaukee’s FOUNDING corps. Yes, founding corps. What does…

Read the story
Our Alumni
Care Force Alumni Spotlight: Ken Wakwe
November 13, 2019

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…

Read the story
Peace Corps to City Year AmeriCorps
Our Alumni
Choosing a life of service: from Peace Corps to City Year
October 30, 2019

When you’ve been a part of something greater than yourself it’s impossible to return to business as usual. I knew…

Read the story
Our Alumni
#WCW: Alex Diorio
October 23, 2019

Alex Diorio is a very proud alumn of City Year (2014, 2015) and had the privilege to serve in two…

Read the story
Our Alumni
#HumansOfCYTulsa: service with City Year helps alumnus develop passion, skills and purpose to fight food insecurity

My time with City Year Tulsa has and will continue to serve as the foundation for my lifelong mission to…

Read the story
National Strategic Partners
  • AbbVie logo
  • AT&T logo
  • Comcast NBC/ Universal logo
  • CSX logo
  • Deloitte logo
  • New York Life Foundation logo
  • Red Nose Day logo
National Partners
  • Aramark logo
  • Bain Capital logo
  • Bank of America logo
  • Celanese logo
  • NFL Inspire Change logo
  • Santander logo
  • Taco Bell Foundation logo block for footer