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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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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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Baton Rouge needs mentors like you
May 1, 2019

Baton Rouge, the capital of Louisiana, has it all–a thriving music scene, unique food culture, festivals and so much more!

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Why we love Jacksonville
April 26, 2019

You could be the person who makes a difference in the lives of students. Apply to serve with the dedicated…

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Downtown Chicago is the perfect place to spend a year of service at City Year
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5 things we love about Chicago
April 24, 2019

learn why we think the Windy City is an amazing place to live and work.

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An AmeriCorps member rides the subway.
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4 City Year locations with great transportation benefits

Every City Year site has its own set of local partnerships with benefits for their AmeriCorps members. Benefits vary by…

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Four ways to ace the short answer responses on your City Year application
April 22, 2019

These suggestions are not a comprehensive list, nor are you expected to incorporate all of them in your short answer response. Rather,…

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Furnishing your apartment on a budget
April 15, 2019

Because you’ll be living on a stipend, it might be a good idea to hold off on that ottoman from…

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Top 10 things to know before applying to City Year Providence
April 9, 2019

Providence is a fantastic place to live and work.

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5 things we love about living in San José
March 13, 2019

There is so much more to San José than the latest app or software company. Read on to learn why…

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Real talk: how to live on the City Year stipend
February 28, 2019

What is it really like to live on the AmeriCorps stipend? Find out what Charlie Bridger, City Year Boston AmeriCorps…

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How I used my Segal Education Award to travel
February 22, 2019

One of the benefits of serving with City Year is earning a Segal Education Award through AmeriCorps. Upon completion of…

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Why we love NYC
February 14, 2019

We know that all students can succeed, but resources and opportunity are not always distributed equally. City Year New York…

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