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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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Our Impact
Making an impact in City Year intervention spaces
October 23, 2019

At City Year, student success coaches support students through instructional interventions in reading and math. An instructional intervention is a…

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The Corps
Building community at Basic Training Retreat

It was the morning of Wednesday, August 14th when the City Year Milwaukee corps boarded three buses and rode to…

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Our Impact
City Year Memphis and its new beloved community

Walking through the streets of Memphis, the visual history of the Civil Rights Movement is ever-present. A short walk from…

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The Corps
Miami to Memphis: a global educator

I chose to serve with City Year because I’ve always wanted to work with kids, but I wasn’t sure in…

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Our Alumni
City Year Memphis builds the teacher pipeline

While in college, I studied criminal justice with a specific focus on the school to prison pipeline and juvenile delinquency….

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Our Alumni
Corps to corporate: the journey of a City Year Louisiana AmeriCorps member to Memphis

The act of service is truly a radical act of love and underscores the value of human existence. I have…

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Education
Welcome the new District Learning Network of school leaders
October 22, 2019

The District Learning Network gathers several times throughout the year, both in-person and virtually, discussing shared challenges and surfacing strategies,…

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The Corps
Indigenous People’s Day Initiative at Alexander K. McClure Elementary School
October 19, 2019

    This school year, the City Year Philadelphia AmeriCorps team serving at Alexander K. McClure Elementary School saw a unique opportunity to address two…

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The Corps
Why I serve at Champion Middle School
October 18, 2019

Now that I am serving with City Year, there are a few questions I am asked that require me to…

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Education
A Promise to Our Students: Including Diversity in Literature
October 17, 2019

When I remember my childhood, I see the reading nook in my first-grade classroom, my mom helping me to pick a book in…

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A City Year AmeriCorps member stand in a library, looking proudly at the camera. Behind him are students working on homework with another AmeriCorps member
Benefits & Resources
The benefits of a gap year
October 15, 2019

Taking a gap year, whether it’s between high school and college, during your undergraduate years or after college, is a…

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The Corps
Chicago students need mentors like you
October 8, 2019

City Year AmeriCorps members have been serving Chicago for the last 25 years. Read on to learn what City Year…

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