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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 alums.

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Honoring the 2020 Idealists of the Year
April 27, 2020

City Year’s mission is fueled by a culture of idealism Our work is grounded in the unshakeable belief that we…

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The Corps
Nuestra Herencia, a poem by AmeriCorps member Ángel Medina

“Nuestra Herencia” gives readers “a taste of the daily issues students deal with to advocate for a little more empathy…

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Our Impact
An important update from City Year Los Angeles

City Year Los Angeles Executive Director Mary Jane Stevenson shares an important update on the organization’s work with schools.

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The Corps
Self-care during hard times
April 24, 2020

How do you practice self-care? If you’re not sure, ask yourself these questions.

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Our Impact
Service Beyond the Classroom – Get to Know CYP’s Civic Engagement Team

In 1988 Michael Brown and Alan Khazei, founders of City Year, established the organization on the idea that one person…

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Our Impact
Helpful resources to support students during COVID-19

With so many online resources how do you find the best ones for your students? City Year created, vetted, and…

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Our Alumni
A Letter from a City Year Boston Alum
April 23, 2020

Give now to support AmeriCorps members’ service in virtual classrooms. Isabel Barros is the City Year Boston Alumni Board Chair…

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The Corps
AmeriCorps member spotlight: Hector

“My students have impacted me, as much as I have impacted them because they help me to understand what students…

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Our Impact
Q3 Partnership Highlights
April 22, 2020

Q3 Partnership Highlights   Year in and year out the work that City Year can accomplish is made possible by a strong…

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The Corps
Prepare for the career you want through service
April 21, 2020

Wondering how City Year can help you grow professionally? Read on to learn how service can help jumpstart your career.

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The Corps
Life as a City Year AmeriCorps Member During COVID-19
April 20, 2020

  As the health pandemic that is COVID-19 has come in and disrupted the first half 2020 for the entire…

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The Corps
5 Ways You Can Support City Year Milwaukee
April 15, 2020

Service may look different during these unprecedented times, but our AmeriCorps continue to stay committed to service. Learn more about…

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