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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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The Corps
Adventure awaits no matter where you serve with City Year
May 21, 2019

While working on her City Year application, Jessica Butay reached the question: Where would you like to apply to serve?…

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The Corps
Building trust with students
May 20, 2019

City Year has developed a strong culture of hard work, empathy, respect and understanding. This culture has been deliberately formulated…

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Our Impact
A tale of two cities
May 17, 2019

As a native of Jacksonville, Allishia Bauman is City Year Jacksonville’s Chief of Staff and is involved in a number…

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AmeriCorps member walking and laughing with a high school student
Benefits & Resources
Making the most of your year of service in Little Rock
May 16, 2019

As the largest school district in the state, Little Rock School District (LRSD) enrolls more than 25,000 talented students.

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Students add their handprints to the sun at McDonough's literacy night
Education
Planning a Literacy Family Engagement Night

Planning McDonough’s literacy night was the most exhilarating, exhausting, stressful, and rewarding thing I have done at City Year (or…

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Benefits & Resources
Five things we love about Washington, D.C.
May 15, 2019

There’s lots to love about living in the Nation’s Capital. You’ll have access to world-class museums, colleges and universities and…

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AmeriCorps member talking with student on playground while other students are playing
Education
Making public schools stronger with caring relationships

At a school in California, a student named Juan* takes a deep breath by the classroom door before returning to…

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The Corps
Top ten reasons to live in Philly

Whether it’s the food, scenic parks, accessible art, abundant American history, or the loyal sports fans, Philadelphia is the place…

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The Corps
Why I am returning for a second year
May 13, 2019

I love the community that I found in City Year–something I have never experienced in a workplace before.

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Our Impact
Jacksonville students need mentors like you
May 10, 2019

Jacksonville, the River City by the Sea, has so much to offer – an exciting arts and culture scene, diverse…

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Education
65 years after Brown v. Board of Education: social justice entrepreneur Hubie Jones reflects on the state of education and his vision for the future
May 7, 2019

In the 65 years since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. Board of Education that racial segregation in…

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The Corps
Five things we love about living in Little Rock
May 6, 2019

Little Rock, AR is full of surprises. See why you should choose to serve with City Year Little Rock.

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