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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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CMSAT Team at Opening Day
Our Community
Where Service Happens: Charter Middle School for Applied Technologies
November 17, 2021

The School Where We Serve One of our two new Partner Schools in the 2021-2022 School Year is The Charter…

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City Year Staff and Champions Standing Outside of PPAs new building
Our Community
Where Service Happens: Persistence Preparatory Academy

The School Where We Serve Returning for a second year with City Year Buffalo is Persistence Preparatory Academy Charter School…

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The CHSAT Team at Opening Day
Our Community
Where Service Happens: Charter High School for Applied Technologies

The School Where We Serve One of our two new Partner Schools in the 2021-2022 School Year is The Charter High…

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Our Community
Where Service Happens: Enterprise Charter School
November 16, 2021

The School Where We Serve City Year Buffalo’s first and longest-serving school partner, Enterprise Charter School (ECS), is returning for…

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Our Impact
Power Greeting at a New School
November 12, 2021

Power greeting is a part of the City Year culture that is seen often in the schools we serve. This…

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Our Impact
City Year Builds Relationships for Life
November 10, 2021

When I joined City Year in Fall 2016, I was unsure what to expect. Months before, I finished my last…

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City Year in school service and teacher pathways
Education
City Year is nurturing diverse future teachers

Hundreds of City Year AmeriCorps members decide to become teachers after their year of service. We are doing more to…

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City Year classroom
The Corps
The “mid-fall slump” and what to expect
November 2, 2021

Though this part of the City Year experience may be particularly challenging, it’s also normal! And we want you to…

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The Corps
Building The Future by Going Back
October 26, 2021

If someone were to ask me what one thing is that I love about City Year, it would be that…

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Our Impact
The power of the yellow jacket
October 25, 2021

The yellow jacket is a legacy of trust in Sacramento, people move on but the yellow jacket persists, here’s a…

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Our Impact
‘Grizz Goes Back to School’ with a special thank you to Mid-South teachers
October 20, 2021

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis Grizzlies are giving back to teachers in a big way. Wednesday, September 15,  the team…

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City Year Student Success Coach
Our Impact
Student success coaches can help students graduate
October 13, 2021

Establishing a Student Success Corps would help increase capacity in systemically under-resourced schools and help improve student engagement and graduation…

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