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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 Milwaukee AmeriCorps member, Deniko
The Corps
City Year Milwaukee AmeriCorps Member Spotlight: Meet Deniko Montgomery
March 3, 2020

Meet Deniko Montgomery, a proud City Year Milwaukee AmeriCorps member and learn more about him in his poem titeld, “I…

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Our Impact
Kainat’s Journey To Make Math Make Sense
March 1, 2020

  One of my first days in my reading class, a 6th grade student, Annalise* stood out to me as an intelligent, kindhearted leader. She…

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La'Daja Miller
The Corps
AmeriCorps Member Spotlight: Meet La’Daja Miller
February 17, 2020

Meet La’Daja Miller Everyone decides to do a year of service for a different reason. For me, I chose to…

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Our Impact
Teacher Appreciation: Meet Mr. Morris
February 15, 2020

Typically, when individuals are asked about the best teacher they had, they think of an actual teacher they had when…

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Benefits & Resources
Three Hot Housing Tips: Advice for Prospective AmeriCorps Members
February 14, 2020

The biggest question I had when deciding to move to Milwaukee for City Year was, “How would I find a place…

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Our Impact
Meet the Parry Family
February 12, 2020

  On Monday, January 20th, more than 400 volunteers joined City Year Milwaukee for a day of service at Lancaster…

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The Corps
Why I chose to serve with City Year Milwaukee 
February 9, 2020

Learn why City Year Milwaukee Team Leader, Shontrice, decided to do a year of service and how her students inspire…

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City Year AmeriCorps member
The Corps
AmeriCorps member spotlight: Meet Lakeisha Allen
January 21, 2020

Meet Lakeisha Allen, City Year Milwaukee AmeriCorps member, and learn more about her through her poem, “I am… I was.” 

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The Corps
How a gap year can help you find your calling
January 15, 2020

Learn more about one City Year AmeriCorps member’s journey through a gap year in national service, university, and finding their…

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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…

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Our Alumni
Celebrating nine years of City Year Milwaukee alumni
October 23, 2019

City Year Milwaukee is celebrating our 10th anniversary, and we’re highlighting the 800 alumni who chose to support the students…

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The Corps
Five Lessons from a Returning AmeriCorps Member

My name is Alexis Jefferson, and I proudly serve as a City Year Milwaukee AmeriCorps member on the Rockwell Automation…

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