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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 alums.

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The Corps
I am More Than a Queer Black Male
September 18, 2020

Finding Identity Through Service When I applied to serve with City Year Kansas City, I was transitioning from being homeless…

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Our Impact
Week of Idealism
September 16, 2020

Monday, November 30 – Friday, December 4 City Year Orlando invites you to log on and join us for our…

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The Corps
Five ways athletes make great City Year AmeriCorps members

Learn more about the City Year AmeriCorps experience and how athletes have the skills needed to serve students and communities…

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The Corps
Service as a gateway to community engagement
September 9, 2020

For this City Year alum, service was a gateway to a career centered in thoughtful community engagement. Read on to…

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Our Impact
From City Year student to AmeriCorps member
September 8, 2020

“I know what it felt like to get left behind,” says Colby, a Service Leader serving his second year with…

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The Corps
The Extraordinary Eight- Meet The Care Force Senior Corps
September 4, 2020

Name: Avery Brick  Hometown: Columbus, OH  Previous City Year site, school and grade: Chicago, IL, Collins Academy, 9th grade    Why did you want to…

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Our Alumni
Alumni Spotlight – Alexis Smith
September 2, 2020

Originally from Midlothian, Virginia, Alexis Smith attended the University of Virginia. She then served in Philadelphia at Feltonville School of…

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Education
City Year rolls out new resources for teachers during COVID-19

City Year is releasing a collection of resources to help educators rapidly put in place equitable teaching practices that strengthen…

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Our Impact
Meet our Board: Parvathy Hariharan
September 1, 2020

Get to know our City Year Detroit board members! Meet Parvathy Hariharan, vice president of sales and marketing at Comcast.

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Education
Equity-based Educational Research: Emerging Lessons from City Year’s work
August 31, 2020

An equity-based approach to research matters because it ensures that the research will benefit everyone. At a moment when education…

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The Corps
Learning moments
August 28, 2020

A learning moment is a new experience that leads to growth; Care Force is a year filled with learning moments….

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Education
The psychological challenges for students and teachers ahead: Three immediate things we can do to help them
August 24, 2020

COVID is complicating back-to-school. But it’s also offering us an opportunity to focus on student and teacher mental health.

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National Strategic Partners
National Partners