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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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65 years after Brown v. Board of Education: social justice entrepreneur Hubie Jones reflects on the state of education and his vision for the future
May 7, 2019

In the 65 years since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. Board of Education that racial segregation in…

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The Corps
Five things we love about living in Little Rock
May 6, 2019

Little Rock, AR is full of surprises. See why you should choose to serve with City Year Little Rock.

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The Corps
Twenty months of gratitude
May 1, 2019

by far the most valuable part of my past twenty months is the relationships I had the privilege to build,…

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Benefits & Resources
Baton Rouge needs mentors like you

Baton Rouge, the capital of Louisiana, has it all–a thriving music scene, unique food culture, festivals and so much more!

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The Corps
Strapped for Cash? You Can Still Build Great Money Habits
April 29, 2019

Educating yourself about money early on creates a foundation for financial health as your career progresses and your earnings rise.

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Benefits & Resources
Why we love Jacksonville
April 26, 2019

You could be the person who makes a difference in the lives of students. Apply to serve with the dedicated…

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Education
Women in Tech: Meet City Year’s First Female Chief Information Officer
April 25, 2019

Whether it’s taking over a failed project or building new skills, Ellen approaches every challenge as a learning opportunity–an attitude…

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Downtown Chicago is the perfect place to spend a year of service at City Year
Benefits & Resources
5 things we love about Chicago
April 24, 2019

learn why we think the Windy City is an amazing place to live and work.

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Benefits & Resources
4 City Year locations with great transportation benefits

Every City Year site has its own set of local partnerships with benefits for their AmeriCorps members. Benefits vary by…

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Our Impact
Coaching Kids to Code: How FIRST LEGO League and City Year are Inspiring Future Engineers
April 23, 2019

Learn how FIRST LEGO League and CIty Year are helping to extend educational equity through engineering in this afterschool program.

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Our Impact
Celebrating service at Ripples of Hope
April 15, 2019

We welcomed City Year Orlando sponsors and champions to celebrate another year of service at our annual fundraising event, Ripples…

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Benefits & Resources
Furnishing your apartment on a budget

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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