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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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The Corps
Dividing through the year—inside the classroom
October 23, 2019

I do not tend to remember the past in detail, but I will vividly remember this particular moment from my…

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Benefits & Resources
Adventure awaits when you serve in Tulsa

While working on her City Year application, Jessica Butay reached the question: ‘Where would you like to apply to serve?’…

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Our Alumni
#HumansOfCYTulsa: service with City Year helps alumnus develop passion, skills and purpose to fight food insecurity

My time with City Year Tulsa has and will continue to serve as the foundation for my lifelong mission to…

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The Corps
Would you like your ¿café con leche? New affinity group celebrates Latinx culture and serves Hispanic students

Café Con Leche is one of the newest affinity groups at City Year Tulsa, created this year to bring together…

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Our Impact
Help ‘pave a path’ for student success in Tulsa: an open letter from our executive director

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
#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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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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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
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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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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Our Impact
The power of community

One of City Year’s main ideologies is Ubuntu. A term derived from the Zulu language of South Africa meaning, “I…

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