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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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Help ‘pave a path’ for student success in Tulsa: an open letter from our executive director
October 23, 2019

Tulsa students are looking for someone who believes in them and will show up for them every single day. Many…

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The Corps
Service to success

Jesus Martinez grew up seeing City Year red jackets around Boston. He participated in City Year afterschool programs as a…

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The Corps
Everyone deserves an education: why I serve with City Year Chicago

A year of service—what does that even mean? Looking into what a year of service is, I think digging into…

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Benefits & Resources
When professional development and service go hand-in-hand

With this year’s MLK Day of Service behind us now, I’ve been thinking a lot about what the day means…

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The Corps
Women’s History Month: Which women inspire our corps members?

As we celebrate City Year AmeriCorps Member Appreciation Month, Women’s History Month is also underway. Marketing and Communications Intern Kia Smith…

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The Corps
#HumansofCYTulsa: remembering and respecting Native American Heritage Month

Many students in Northeast Oklahoma have the honor of being a tribal citizen and I have the honor myself. Tribal…

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Our Impact
Why I give to City Year Seattle

We have many amazing donors and champions who support our work in a variety of ways. One of those ways…

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The Corps
The Idealist

Written by Yvan Le, AmeriCorps Member serving on the Synopsys team at Thomas P. Ryan Elementary School

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The Corps
A word from our Executive Director Pete Settelmayer

After a whirlwind ten months, the 2017-2018 school year has come to a bittersweet end. This past year yielded many…

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The Corps
New year, new school: welcome to City Year Mt. Pleasant High School!

Opening Day is an event that takes place at all 29 City Year sites across the nation and is a…

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Education
Why mentorship matters

We believe in the power of mentorship. For nearly 25 years, we have deployed high-skilled and passionate young adults to…

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The Corps
Speak

Time waits for no man At least that’s what they say This cause deserves applause but at times I question…

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