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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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Benefits & Resources
Why you should serve with City Year Philadelphia
October 8, 2019

There is so much to love about living and working in Philadelphia. Between the scenic parks, accessible art, delicious food and the…

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Education
Shining a light on social-emotional learning
October 2, 2019

We’re excited that City Year will be presenting in Chicago this week at CASEL’s first Social and Emotional Learning conference,…

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Benefits & Resources
4 public policy program scholarships for City Year alumni
October 1, 2019

If you’re interested in positively shaping your community through policy, you’ll want to check out some of our University Partnerships….

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The Corps
My first month at City Year
September 29, 2019

I have always been a planner. I am not the type of person to “wing it” or go into situations…

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AmeriCorps members coming down a line up of students in a gymnasium giving the students high fives
The Corps
Celebrating 20 Years of City Year New Hampshire
September 25, 2019

Opening Day is always a special occasion for us at City Year as it marks the official launch to our year…

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city year americorps member stands and helps two students who are sitting at a table working on schoolwork
Benefits & Resources
How a year in service can propel a masters in public administration
September 24, 2019

Through City Year’s University Partnership with the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania, Walker took advantage of…

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Benefits & Resources
Four counseling and psychology program scholarships for City Year alumni

City Year has more 20 University Partnerships that offer alumni scholarships for graduate-level programs in the mental health field. Here’s…

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The Corps
City Year Boston opening day 2019
September 13, 2019

On Friday, September 13th, 2019 at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute, 250 City Year AmeriCorps members pledged to make a difference in…

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The Corps
The ideal service metaphor is to act like water

PITW #158 It’s a Privilege for All of Us to Serve at City Year. These words have new conviction after…

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An AmeriCorps member looks ahead at the city skyline.
Benefits & Resources
Relocating to serve isn’t easy; we want to help
September 10, 2019

Moving is something that’s not only logistically challenging but can also be a strain financially, particularly when you’re learning to…

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Education
The Oak Foundation and City Year’s innovative partnership to support all learners
September 3, 2019

Early experience working in schools taught Heather Graham and Bethiel Girma Holton an important lesson that guides their work today…

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The Corps
Do you have what it takes to serve?
August 27, 2019

For me it was a personal decision to serve as a City Year AmeriCorps member in Orlando to support high…

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National Strategic Partners
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