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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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If Three’s a Crowd, Four’s a Family
October 6, 2020

Are you thinking about living alone during your service in City Year? If yes, I highly encourage you to think…

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Zoomin’ Through a Pandemic
September 30, 2020

  When I made my decision to serve with City Year for the 2020-2021 school year, I knew it would…

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From The Mile-High City to The City of Brotherly Love: A Conversation with City Year AmeriCorps Member Nellie Vinograd
September 25, 2020

City Year Philadelphia was pleased to sit down with Nellie Vinograd, a Senior AmeriCorps member who came to Philadelphia to…

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City Year Los Angeles’ First Ever Virtual Service Day!
September 24, 2020

On September 17th, City Year Los Angeles’ Civic Engagement (CE) Team held the site’s first ever virtual service day for…

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Q&A with Riley Henry, First Year AmeriCorps Member
September 23, 2020

I hope to serve the students to the best of my abilities, give them the resources they need to succeed,…

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Serving a Second Year
September 21, 2020

I went back and forth a lot last year, wrestling with the idea of serving another year with City Year….

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I am More Than a Queer Black Male
September 18, 2020

Finding Identity Through Service When I applied to serve with City Year Kansas City, I was transitioning from being homeless…

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Five ways athletes make great City Year AmeriCorps members
September 16, 2020

Learn more about the City Year AmeriCorps experience and how athletes have the skills needed to serve students and communities…

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Service as a gateway to community engagement
September 9, 2020

For this City Year alum, service was a gateway to a career centered in thoughtful community engagement. Read on to…

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From City Year Student to AmeriCorps Member
September 8, 2020

“I know what it felt like to get left behind,” says Colby, a Service Leader serving his second year with…

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The Extraordinary Eight- Meet The Care Force Senior Corps
September 4, 2020

Name: Avery Brick  Hometown: Columbus, OH  Previous City Year site, school and grade: Chicago, IL, Collins Academy, 9th grade    Why did you want to…

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Learning Moments
August 28, 2020

What is a learning moment? It is a time have a new experience that leads to growth. Care Force is…

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