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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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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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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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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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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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The Corps
Why I applied to serve with City Year Milwaukee
October 23, 2019

Some corps members want to give back to their community, some want to mentor and tutor students, some were inspired…

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The Corps
Why I serve in the city that raised me

My name is Fernie Torres and I proudly serve as a City Year Milwaukee AmeriCorps member on the Julia A….

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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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The Corps
Building community at Basic Training Retreat

It was the morning of Wednesday, August 14th when the City Year Milwaukee corps boarded three buses and rode to…

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