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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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City Year Builds Relationships for Life
November 10, 2021

When I joined City Year in Fall 2016, I was unsure what to expect. Months before, I finished my last…

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Education
City Year is nurturing diverse future teachers

Hundreds of City Year AmeriCorps members decide to become teachers after their year of service. We are doing more to…

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The Corps
The “mid-fall slump” and what to expect
November 2, 2021

Though this part of the City Year experience may be particularly challenging, it’s also normal! And we want you to…

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Benefits & Resources
Deepening our impact with the Steans Family Foundation
October 25, 2021

City Year Chicago (CYCHI) is thrilled to announce a new partnership with the Steans Family Foundation, a longtime supporter and advocate for the North…

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Benefits & Resources
5 reasons to live in LA
October 20, 2021

There are over 600,000 students in the Los Angeles Unified School District who need and deserve our support in order…

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Our Alumni
Celebrating equity champion Emerald Anderson-Ford, City Year New Hampshire ’09, ‘10
September 30, 2021

As an activist and equity strategist, Emerald has committed her life’s work to both finding joy and the liberation of…

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Our Alumni
Inspirados por cultura, servicio y la comunidad: Celebrating the Accomplishments of City Year L.A. Latinx Alumni
September 24, 2021

This Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month, we’re highlighting four Latinx members of our community that inspire us and exemplify City Year values…

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Education
Learnings about how approaches to research advance educational equity
September 21, 2021

City Year is on a learning journey to approach our research with an equity lens. Here’s what we have learned…

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Our Alumni
Alumni Spotlight: Lisa Parladé (‘10), Associate Director of Academic Advising, The Wharton School
September 13, 2021

Left: Lisa Parladé’s current headshot. Right: Lisa and some of her fellow AmeriCorps members from the Morrison School Team at…

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Education
What schools want and need this year
September 7, 2021

Teachers and students know what they need this year—let’s listen to their feedback and insights to help guide our work…

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Benefits & Resources
Top things you should know about City Year before you apply
September 2, 2021

Wherever you are in the application process, we want to help you feel prepared for service with City Year AmeriCorps….

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Education
Feedback from key partners: teachers and principals
August 25, 2021

Our school partners are clear: they want flexibility; academic and social-emotional support for their students; and help creating positive learning…

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