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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 alumni.

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Three AmeriCorps members serve their alma mater in L.A.
The Corps
Three AmeriCorps members return to their alma mater for a year of service
March 20, 2019

Serving with City Year L.A. takes spirit, discipline, purpose, and pride, and when corps members are placed in the schools…

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Twelve AmeriCorps members with their arms up in a spirit break
The Corps
How to combat compassion fatigue
March 15, 2019

At City Year, we give ourselves to our students and teammate from sunrise to sunset on average five days a…

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The Corps
The value of value bands
March 1, 2019

My value band is a daily reminder of the promise I made when I signed up for City Year: believe…

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The Corps
5 things AmeriCorps members should expect from City Year
February 22, 2019

City Year is one of those experiences where you get what out you put in. Carnisha Tassin shares her experience

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The Corps
My first month as a mid-year AmeriCorps member
February 21, 2019

“I started my time at City Year Jacksonville eager and ready to serve! Training was great, I liked having the…

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Education
Black History Month: Honoring Lincoln University as a pioneer in education
February 20, 2019

In honor of Black History Month, City Year Philadelphia is pleased to honor not only people who are African-American Pioneers in education, but…

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The Corps
6 things that make Boston a great place to live
February 19, 2019

If you’ve never considered moving to Boston, read on to learn why you should think about serving with City Year…

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Portrait of Ashlye Allison
The Corps
Why I keep returning to City Year
February 14, 2019

Ashlye Allison served as an AmeriCorps member, then returned as a Senior Corps Member as a Team Leader, and is…

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Our Impact
From the desk of Dr. Catherine Cushinberry
February 12, 2019

Dr. Catherine Cushinberry attended a parent open house at Brownsville Road Elementary. It was an event hosted by the team…

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two students are doing independent work at a table while an AmeriCorps member looks at their work and smiles
The Corps
5 things I wish I knew at the start of service
February 1, 2019

City Year alum Lauren Menkemeller shares insights from her service year.

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Three Corpsmembers lead a room of volunteers in physical training.
Our Impact
MLK Day of Service 2019
January 29, 2019

On Monday, January 21, frigid winter temperatures were no match for nearly 1,000 volunteers who turned out for City Year…

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Julie Cusano graduated from Wheelock College with her teaching degree
The Corps
City Year is Meaningful for Licensed Educators
January 24, 2019

For as long as I can remember, I have been passionate about striving for equity in education. I have witnessed…

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