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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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Care Force Alumni Spotlight: Grace Lehan
March 4, 2022

On October 27th, 2021, the Team Care Force blog team (Stuart Allen, Allison Anderson, and Caitlyn Sarles) had the pleasure…

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Equity
How City Year Detroit Celebrated Black History Month
March 1, 2022

As we enter a new month, we want to take a moment to both reflect on and share a few…

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Equity
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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The Corps
Black History Lesson From The Civil Rights Era: Compassion, Understanding and Critical Thinking
February 22, 2022

A City Year Detroit AmeriCorps Guest Blog   I have come to realize that one of the most important things…

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The Corps
Curious about serving with City Year in Kansas City, Little Rock, Memphis or Philadelphia?
February 15, 2022

Looking to support students in a vibrant new community? Here are four amazing cities where you can make a difference.

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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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Make a difference and discover a career with AmeriCorps
February 8, 2022

City Year AmeriCorps creates a path for young adults to gain professional experience that helps them take the next step…

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The Corps
Bank of America’s Support to CYGB Expansion
February 7, 2022

For over 30 years, Bank of America has provided critical resources in support of City Year’s holistic student-facing programming. From…

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Our Alumni
Care Force Alumni Spotlight: Fabiola Meza

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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