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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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Benefits & Resources
How to shine as a City Year applicant
February 12, 2019

When working on your City Year application, it’s important to share who you are, not just what you’ve done. Who…

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Our Impact
From the desk of Dr. Catherine Cushinberry

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

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Benefits & Resources
Self-care during my City Year
February 8, 2019

Working at City Year, we give so much of ourselves to a cause we truly believe in. This is why…

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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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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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The Corps
Meet City Year Philly’s 2019 mid-year corps
January 20, 2019

Just like that, the year 2018 is officially in the history books and we are already 20 days into 2019….

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The Corps
My favorite City Year value
January 16, 2019

The City Year value that resonates with me the most is empathy. As I define it, empathy is the ability to…

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Our Impact
Learning to be Super: City Year’s Leadership Lunch Curriculum Supports Social-Emotional Growth

Starting the City Year experience, the thing I was most looking forward to being involved in was Leadership Lunch. I…

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The Corps
Finding self care in a new city
January 10, 2019

Learn more about the perks of national service and the importance of self care on a gap year from a…

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Miko Crosby works with students in their literacy group
The Corps
A Day in the Life of My Literacy Group
January 9, 2019

We’re all settling down after recess. The hands on the clock hit 12:35 p.m. and four students stand up, each…

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Two male middle school students walk alongside two City Year AmeriCorps members outside school on a sunny day
Our Impact
Giving back to the beloved community
January 8, 2019

In 2008, several schools in Los Angeles were deemed “drop out factories.” Despite this label, a dedicated group of teachers challenged…

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