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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 alums.

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4 tips for making the best first impression through your job application
February 12, 2018

Here are a few tips from the members of City Year’s Talent Acquisition team that will help you confidently craft…

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Living on a stipend: quick, healthy and affordable meals
February 9, 2018

Still, a healthy meal is important for your wellbeing and productivity.  From breakfast to dinner here are some quick, delicious…

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You will grow beyond belief – making career moves at City Year Boston’s 18 Minute Networking
January 23, 2018

As graduation edges near the horizon of the service year, our City Year AmeriCorps members are planning for their next…

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Our Impact
Westgate Resorts Foundation Invests in Strong Families, Strong Workforce Mission
January 1, 2018

In November 2017, Westgate Resorts Foundation announced its investment of $1 million in grants for various nonprofits in Central Florida to continue its Strong Families, Strong Workforce…

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Five nonprofit management scholarships for City Year alums
December 4, 2017

City Year empowers you to lead your peers, build relationships with students and the communities you serve and partner with…

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Our Impact
Investing in relationships: how one Cleveland high school “moves the needle” for students
September 5, 2017

Maddie DeLong built a number of special relationships with students during her service year as a City Year Cleveland AmeriCorps…

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Mentoring students: a two-way street
July 31, 2017

City Year Providence AmeriCorps alumnus Justin Roias knows firsthand how positive relationships with caring adults can help children succeed as…

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Five strategies for confronting oppression [voices from the field]
May 29, 2017

As we struggle as a country to grasp why some people are given opportunities while others struggle just to get to…

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Our Impact
Inspiring students to give back to their community at Comcast Cares Day
May 19, 2017

Comcast Cares Day is more than just a service day for Comcast NBCUniversal employees and partners. It’s a day to…

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Use a gap year to strengthen your law school application
January 23, 2017

Interested in law school? One university partner believes that a gap year allows applicants the opportunity to gain valuable skills.

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Our Impact
MLK Day: Making a difference to 3,000 Chicago students
January 19, 2017

This year, City Year Chicago’s Civic Engagement team organized a spectacular day of service at the Marie Curie Metropolitan High…

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Our Impact
Champion Profile: Dr. Darienne Driver
May 19, 2016

Dr. Darienne Driver has led Wisconsin’s largest school district since she was appointed in 2014 at age 36, making her…

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