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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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Our Alumni
Asian American and Pacific Islanders in national service
May 15, 2018

“I do believe that AAPIs have an important role to play in the field of public education.” – Ji Soo…

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The Corps
Finishing the year strong
May 10, 2018

As the year winds down, there are many extra responsibilities that AmeriCorps members are working against the clock to accomplish. 

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The Corps
Education is the one thing that no one can take away
May 7, 2018

Throughout the past nine months of service with City Year Columbus, there have been multiple times when corps members have…

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The Corps
An asset-based tool to help students—and our AmeriCorps members—thrive (voices from the field)
April 25, 2018

Three decades of youth development work taught us that to support the success of our students, many of whom face…

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The Corps
Why Providence is the place to be
April 12, 2018

Between the thriving arts community, incredible history, gorgeous parks and delicious eats, Providence, Rhode Island is the place to be.

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Our Alumni
Alum uses Law Degree to Support Immigrants
March 5, 2018

Change is not made all at once. It builds gradually over time – one person, one student, one client at…

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The Corps
Activating student success through positive relationships [voices from the field]
February 26, 2018

We can meet students where they are by putting the theories surrounding social-emotional learning into practice, particularly by building lasting…

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The Corps
Empathy: Harmony Project experience
February 5, 2018

Every Wednesday at South High School, Harmony Project hosts an after-school choir program for our students. When first introduced to the organization, I thought…

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Our Alumni
Making the Leap to Consulting After City Year

Learn more about this City Year AmeriCorps member’s journey from a national service gap year to consulting and how they…

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The Corps
Celebrating MLK: The purpose of service
January 15, 2018

A City Year Columbus AmeriCorps member discusses the importance of service in maintaining Martin Luther King Jr’s beloved society.

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Our Impact
Westgate Resorts Foundation Invests in Strong Families, Strong Workforce Mission
January 1, 2018

In November 2017, Westgate Resorts Foundation announced its investment of $1 million in grants for various nonprofits in Central Florida to continue its Strong Families, Strong Workforce…

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The Corps
Voices from the field: teaching’s challenges and rewards
November 20, 2017

Growing up, I loved everything that came with attending my local public schools in Milledgeville, Georgia. From a very young…

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