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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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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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City Year AmeriCorps member student success coach
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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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 Community
City Year Kansas City is Super Bowl LVI Bound
January 31, 2022

Sunday, Feb. 13, SoFi Stadium will be packed and full of excitement with Super Bowl LVI underway. Attending the Super…

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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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Our Impact
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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Our Impact
Building The Infrastructure For Student Success

The day I was selected to be City Year San Antonio’s English Language Arts Coordinator for Sam Houston High School…

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Education
Next Level Communication: Deloitte Business Chemistry

Everyone is familiar with the adage, ”Communication is key.” And it’s true! Active and intentional communication is essential to the…

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Our Impact
Celebrating our 15th Annual MLK Day of Service
January 26, 2022

On January 17th our Los Angeles Civic Engagement Team (CE) brought together 230 staff and AmeriCorps members for a “Day…

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An AmeriCorps member watches students board school buses
Benefits & Resources
Four car-friendly City Year sites
January 18, 2022

Not all cities have robust public transit systems, so it may be best to commute by car for some sites….

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City Year literacy
Education
Become a stronger literacy coach
January 11, 2022

Help students recovering from pandemic-related disruptions gain confidence in their reading and writing skills.

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