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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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Celebrating Filipino-American Leaders in our Community
November 4, 2021

This past October marked Filipino American Heritage Month, celebrating Filipino culture and the immense impact and contributions that the Filipino…

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Benefits & Resources
Deepening our impact with the Steans Family Foundation
October 25, 2021

City Year Chicago (CYCHI) is thrilled to announce a new partnership with the Steans Family Foundation, a longtime supporter and advocate for the North…

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Benefits & Resources
5 reasons to live in LA
October 20, 2021

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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Our Alumni
Celebrating equity champion Emerald Anderson-Ford, City Year New Hampshire ’09, ‘10
September 30, 2021

As an activist and equity strategist, Emerald has committed her life’s work to both finding joy and the liberation of…

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Equity
#WeNeedBlackTeachers – Q&A with Darryl Bundrige, City Year Philly Executive Director

In September 2021, the Center for Black Educator Development, a frequent City Year Philly collaborator, launched a new campaign called…

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Our Community
Hispanic Heritage Month Interview with City Year L.A.’s New Executive Director, Dr. Sandra Cano
September 24, 2021

  City Year Los Angeles’ Executive Director Dr. Sandra Cano sat down with our Team Leader at Jefferson High School, Jaime Romero, to chat about what her…

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Our Alumni
Inspirados por cultura, servicio y la comunidad: Celebrating the Accomplishments of City Year L.A. Latinx Alumni

This Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month, we’re highlighting four Latinx members of our community that inspire us and exemplify City Year values…

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Our Alumni
Alumni Spotlight: Lisa Parladé (‘10), Associate Director of Academic Advising, The Wharton School
September 13, 2021

Left: Lisa Parladé’s current headshot. Right: Lisa and some of her fellow AmeriCorps members from the Morrison School Team at…

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Benefits & Resources
Top things you should know about City Year before you apply
September 2, 2021

Wherever you are in the application process, we want to help you feel prepared for service with City Year AmeriCorps….

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Our Alumni
Meet Brandon Chaderton: City Year Alum and Presidential Appointee
August 23, 2021

Whether serving with City Year, working on a political campaign, or his new role as a presidential appointee—Brandon is committed…

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AmeriCorps member Samantha Richard poses in the classroom with a book she plans to read to her first grade students.
The Corps
5 Things I Wish I Knew
August 3, 2021

Each year, City Year New Orleans welcomes a new group of talented and dedicated AmeriCorps members. Over their year of…

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Our Alumni
Meet educator and City Year alum Bianca Lynch (Washington D.C. ’03)
July 23, 2021

“The structure of City Year is something that I try to bring into not only my classroom, but my personal…

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