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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
Three steps to forge positive relationships with students
November 19, 2018

Here are three tips for mentors of all ages who seek to connect with and promote children’s holistic growth by…

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The Corps
Voices from the field: Creating LGBTQQIA+ safe spaces at City Year
November 17, 2018

One way educators can better support LGBTQQIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, plus) youth and youth of…

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Our Impact
Three generations of making better happen
November 16, 2018

Growing up in South Central Los Angeles, I witnessed a lot in my community: teen pregnancy, homelessness, drug addiction. It scared…

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The Corps
What do City Year AmeriCorps members do? Tutoring and teamwork
November 15, 2018

Tutoring and teamwork are two key components to City Year. As a City Year AmeriCorps member, we serve as tutors…

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The Corps
Take two on service: why my school team leader decided to return for another year of service.
November 6, 2018

Ryan Tierney currently serves as my school’s Team Leader at McLain Junior and Senior High; he served his first year…

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The Corps
My experience as a City Year Team Leader
November 2, 2018

Coming into the corps for my first year, I did not know what to expect from the organization, inside or…

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The Corps
Why I’m fired up to serve with City Year San Antonio
October 15, 2018

Meioshia grew up in San Antonio, and this year decided to return to her home city to serve other students…

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Our Impact
Sending forth tiny ripples of hope
October 10, 2018

On Sept. 25th we celebrated Opening Day with Los Angeles Unified Board President Monica Garcia and Assembly member Miguel Santiago,…

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Benefits & Resources
Living on a stipend: there’s an app for that
October 6, 2018

Here are six great apps that are sure to put some extra cash in your pocket and a smile on…

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Jia He learned English after coming to the US as a child
Education
Build Literacy, Build Civic Leaders
September 25, 2018

There’s a picture of me in my mother’s battered “First years in America” album where I’m sipping a Coke from…

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The Corps
“I’m a City Year Now”
September 14, 2018

I’ll let you in on a secret: nobody walks into the first day of school as a City Year AmeriCorps…

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Benefits & Resources
The 5 best things about serving with City Year Columbus
September 13, 2018

There are so many great reasons to live in Columbus, including more than 300 festivals every year, beautiful parks, big…

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