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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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Emerging Historians: A Personal Reflection on Black History Month
February 28, 2022

Someone recently asked me, “Are you able to show up to work as your authentic self?” My response was, “I…

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How Collaborative Partnerships Drive Student Outcomes
February 23, 2022

In a recent article from NPR, teachers across the U.S. shared their experiences as educators amid what is communally being…

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Boots on the Ground in Dallas
February 18, 2022

On October 21, 2021, Team Care Force welcomed 60+ Aramark employees to the Buckner Family Services Center, a faith-based nonprofit…

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Our Alumni
A City Year Love Story
February 11, 2022

City Year alums share inspiring words about what City Year has meant to them and their stories of falling in…

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Our Alumni
Care Force Alumni Spotlight: Fabiola Meza
February 7, 2022

On October 25, 2021, Allison Anderson, Stuart Allen and I were fortunate enough to interview Fabiola Meza, who served as…

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Our Alumni
Care Force Alumni Spotlight: Christin Riddick

Current Team Care Force members, Stuart Allen, Caitlyn Sarles, and I had the opportunity to speak with Christin Riddick on…

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Our Alumni
Care Force Alumni Spotlight: Tyler Orginski

On October 13, 2021, the blog team (Allison Anderson, Caitlyn Sarles and Stuart Allen) and Care Force Events and Service…

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Our Alumni
City Year service prepared me for the Peace Corps
February 2, 2022

Learn more about serving with City Year AmeriCorps and the Peace Corps through this alum’s experience

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Our Impact
City Year brings CommunityAmerica, Chiefs and Royals together to recognize school nurses during the surge

  These are challenging times for all that are working in schools. Re-engaging students after a year of virtual learning…

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The Corps
How City Years AmeriCorps members are Closing Pandemic Gaps
January 28, 2022

The other day, I told one of my students to please remember to put periods at the end of his…

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Our Impact
San Antonio Site Equity Council
January 27, 2022

The City Year San Antonio (CYSA) Site Equity Council (SEC) was established in the summer of 2020 as an initiative…

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Serving Our Community Through A Pandemic

It is hard to believe that it’s only been two years since the COVID-19 pandemic began when it feels like…

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