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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
Overcoming fear: mentoring’s challenges and rewards [Voices from the Field]
July 6, 2017

“What is an irrational fear you have?” This was a question I asked Manuel*, a tenth-grade student I mentored during…

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Our Impact
Inspiring students to give back to their community at Comcast Cares Day
May 19, 2017

Comcast Cares Day is more than just a service day for Comcast NBCUniversal employees and partners. It’s a day to…

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The Corps
What do AmeriCorps members do? Build relationships to help students succeed
February 13, 2017

From the start, I knew that in order to be successful, I needed to develop positive relationships with my teammates,…

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Our Impact
MLK Day: making a difference to 3,000 Chicago students
January 19, 2017

This year, City Year Chicago’s Civic Engagement team organized a spectacular day of service at the Marie Curie Metropolitan High…

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The Corps
City Year AmeriCorps members own unique responsibilities as coordinators
December 22, 2016

Leading initiatives and planning events are two key components of the City Year AmeriCorps member role. Learn more about these…

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The Corps
A parent’s perspective
October 16, 2016

Service to cause greater than self is one of City Year’s values. As a parent and educator, I have realized…

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The Corps
A day in the life of a CYSC AmeriCorps member
June 9, 2016

Between the minutes of my first and second alarm, I think of how warm my bed is until my mind…

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Our Impact
Champion Profile: David L. Cohen
May 19, 2016

For more than two decades, David has worked to advance national service opportunities for America’s young people.

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Our Impact
Champion Profile: Diana Davis Spencer

The themes of mentorship and education have shaped both Diana Davis Spencer’s life and the areas of focus for her…

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Our Impact
Champion Profile: Dr. Darienne Driver

Dr. Darienne Driver has led Wisconsin’s largest school district since she was appointed in 2014 at age 36, making her…

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Our Impact
Champion Profile: Interview with Jeff Raider of Harry’s

Harry’s, an innovative men’s grooming company that gives both time and money to organizations that help prepare people for personal…

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Our Impact
Champion profile: interview with Nicole Anderson of AT&T

Nicole Anderson, Assistant Vice President of Social Innovation and President of the AT&T Foundation, shares why the mission alignment of…

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