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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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Jim Balfanz, President and CEO of City Year
Our Alumni
James A. Balfanz Announced as City Year CEO
December 6, 2019

Please join us in congratulating Jim Balfanz on his appointment as CEO of City Year.

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Benefits & Resources
Tasty, healthy and inexpensive recipes specially for AmeriCorps
December 3, 2019

Cooking healthy, delicious and affordable meals on a budget is easy. Read on for five great recipes made with AmeriCorps…

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City Year AmeriCorps member in library with student
Education
Literacy and lifelong learning at City Year: 21 Books to gift this holiday season
November 26, 2019

Books form the backbone of our conversations, interactions and the collaborative learning experiences that bind us to one another. This…

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Benefits & Resources
Five free things to do in Columbus
November 20, 2019

City Year offers its members countless valuable personal and professional opportunities. From developing interpersonal skills to making connections within a…

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Our Alumni
Leader for Life: City Year Milwaukee alum Kiesha Johnnies

Alum Kiesha Johnnies proudly served with City Year Milwaukee’s founding corps in 2010, serving a year in the city she…

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The Corps
Imagining a world where ubuntu is the norm
November 14, 2019

One of City Year’s founding stories is Ubuntu. Ubuntu is a shortened version of a Zulu proverb which means “I…

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AmeriCorps member is on playground with students while they play
Education
Elevating student voice through the HSA
November 13, 2019

Honoring, engaging and elevating student voice is central to City Year’s Whole School, Whole Child work in schools. Learn more…

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AT&T volunteers and students from the school paint the plywood mural. 
The Corps
AT&T Impact Day (Miami, FL) 2019

Learn about Care Force Team member Ja’Lon Eason’s experience and how Mother Nature influenced his trip.

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Our Alumni
Care Force Alumni Spotlight: Ken Wakwe

Introducing Ken Wakwe! We were able to have a chat with Ken Wakwe and talk about his service with City Year. We talked to him about his recent roles and how he uses…

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Shannon Luby greets students
Our Impact
Starting the School Day Strong: Power Greeting Promotes Attendance and a Positive School Environment
November 7, 2019

Each weekday, I wake up promptly at 5:30 am. I start my day with a nice cup of coffee and…

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AT&T volunteers throw their hands up in a spirit break at the end of their service day
Education
AT&T Chicago Believe Day chronicle 2019

Our service partner was La Casa Norte, whose mission is to serve youth and families confronting homelessness. They provide access…

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The Corps
Ubuntu, relationships and how we’re all connected
November 6, 2019

One of my favorite City Year core values is ubuntu. This value is a term of the Zulu tribe from…

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National Strategic Partners
National Partners