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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 alums.

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The Corps
New affinity group celebrates and serves Hispanic students
October 23, 2019

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

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
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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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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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
The Idealist

Written by Yvan Le, AmeriCorps Member serving on the Synopsys team at Thomas P. Ryan Elementary School

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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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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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The Corps
Three reasons I decided to serve another City Year

After a month of exploring my options, three reasons inspired my decision to apply and serve another city year.

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The Corps
The top ten greetings students give City Year

At City Year, we AmeriCorps members love greeting our students with “good mornings,” and a round of Power Greeting.

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The Corps
Bittersweet endings

I’m bitter because it’s April. That means there are TWO months left of service.

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Our Impact
My starfish story

My first day in my new classroom was both exciting and overwhelming.

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