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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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City Year Columbus alum Alen Amimi stands in a group hug with his teammates
Our Alumni
#cyhead2toe: Alums reflect on a decade of service
February 6, 2020

we invited several members of our 32,000+ alumni community to share short uniform stories that explore the power and potential…

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Our Impact
Board Member Spotlight – Nolan Tully
February 5, 2020

    For Nolan Tully, a City Year Philadelphia (CYP) Associate Board member and a Partner at Philadelphia headquartered law…

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City Year AmeriCorps in school service leadership lunch
The Corps
In the middle: Reflecting at the halfway point
February 4, 2020

Learn how one City Year Americorps member is navigating the often challenging middle stage in her service journey.

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Our Impact
Martin Luther King Jr. Day at City Year Sacramento
February 3, 2020

City Year draws a lot of inspiration from Dr. King, and it is most evident on Martin Luther King Jr….

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Our Impact
Remembering the Reasons and Values Behind Our Work
January 30, 2020

The work life of an AmeriCorps member can be described as an exhilarating, beautiful, and meaningful experience filled with many…

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Our Impact
What #MakeBetterHappen Means to Me

If you follow City Year on any social media platform or know anything about it, you have probably seen #MakeBetterHappen…

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The Corps
The Power of Change

I believe in the power of change. Yes, change can be difficult and a huge step, but I believe it’s…

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Our Impact
A recap of MLK Day 2020

On January 20, 2020, over 700 volunteers gathered at Robert Nathaniel Dett Elementary School to commemorate the legacy of Dr….

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The Corps
Spotlight on Service: John Yu

City Year Sacramento’s 66 AmeriCorps members have committed to a year of service to help improve educational outcomes in our…

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City Year Buffalo AmeriCorps member Bethany Elliot stands at a desk next to a student
The Corps
A Day in the Life at City Year Buffalo
January 29, 2020

Each day is long, but worth every second of my time My name is Beth Elliott and I’m an AmeriCorps…

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Our Impact
Drive for success golf event 2019
January 22, 2020

On December 5, leaders and champions within the Orlando community came together at the Winter Park Golf Course for a…

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The Corps
AmeriCorps member spotlight: Meet Lakeisha Allen
January 21, 2020

Meet Lakeisha Allen, City Year Milwaukee AmeriCorps member, and learn more about her through her poem, “I am… I was.” 

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National Strategic Partners
National Partners