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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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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 reasons why L.A. is a great place to live
March 25, 2019

There are over 600,000 students in the Los Angeles Unified School District who need and deserve our support in order…

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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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How to shine as a City Year applicant
February 12, 2019

When working on your City Year application, it’s important to share who you are, not just what you’ve done. Who…

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Self-care during my City Year
February 8, 2019

Working at City Year, we give so much of ourselves to a cause we truly believe in. This is why…

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Top 10 things you should know about City Year before you apply
January 16, 2019

Before you get going on your application, we want to help you feel prepared for the long haul. Here are…

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Living on a stipend: there’s an app for that
October 6, 2018

Here are six great apps that are sure to put some extra cash in your pocket and a smile on…

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