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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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Education
A Promise to Our Students: Including Diversity in Literature
October 17, 2019

When I remember my childhood, I see the reading nook in my first-grade classroom, my mom helping me to pick a book in…

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Benefits & Resources
The benefits of a gap year
October 15, 2019

Taking a gap year, whether it’s between high school and college, during your undergraduate years or after college, is a…

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The Corps
Chicago students need mentors like you
October 8, 2019

City Year AmeriCorps members have been serving Chicago for the last 25 years. Read on to learn what City Year…

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Benefits & Resources
Why you should serve with City Year Philadelphia

There is so much to love about living and working in Philadelphia. Between the scenic parks, accessible art, delicious food and the…

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Our Impact
Making your communications team a catalyst for diversity, equity and inclusion
October 3, 2019

As communications professionals, we oversee many powerful levers that influence why someone would want to work with an organization (including donors, volunteers,…

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Benefits & Resources
4 public policy program scholarships for City Year alumni
October 1, 2019

If you’re interested in positively shaping your community through policy, you’ll want to check out some of our University Partnerships….

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The Corps
My first month at City Year
September 29, 2019

I have always been a planner. I am not the type of person to “wing it” or go into situations…

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The Corps
Celebrating 20 Years of City Year New Hampshire
September 25, 2019

Opening Day is always a special occasion for us at City Year as it marks the official launch to our year…

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Benefits & Resources
How a year in service can propel a masters in public administration
September 24, 2019

Through City Year’s University Partnership with the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania, Walker took advantage of…

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Benefits & Resources
Four counseling and psychology program scholarships for City Year alumni

City Year has more 20 University Partnerships that offer alumni scholarships for graduate-level programs in the mental health field. Here’s…

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City Year members pose at Girls at Work after a day of service
Our Impact
Empowered by Power Tools: City Year Serves with Girls at Work
September 19, 2019

Impact manager Alysa Hemcher shares her City Year bucket list.

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Our Impact
Why I Serve: Celebrating City Year Milwaukee’s 10th Opening Day Celebration
September 14, 2019

On Friday, September 13th, 2020, City Year Milwaukee celebrated our 10th Anniversary by welcoming the 2019-2020 City Year Milwaukee AmeriCorps…

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National Strategic Partners
National Partners