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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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Our Alumni
Meet Our 2019 Comcast NBCUniversal Leadership Award Winners
July 16, 2019

Since 2005, Comcast NBCUniversal has recognized 77 City Year alumni with our highest alumni recognition–the Comcast NBCUniversal Leadership Award. 

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Our Alumni
From Hawai’i to Tulsa to teaching, a City Year AmeriCorps member reflects on two years of service
July 15, 2019

In the spring of 2017, Jessica Butay, a Hawai’i native who was about to graduate from college in Colorado, had…

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Our Alumni
How national service shaped me
July 10, 2019

Thirty years ago, when I was 17 years old, I was part of an idealistic experiment, a summer pilot program…

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Education
Dr. Nikolai Vitti’s vision for student success in Detroit
July 8, 2019

Nikolai Vitti has an ambitious vision for student success in Detroit Public Schools Community District.

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Olga Remesha and her family are joined by her City Year team for her citizenship ceremony
The Corps
The Road to Citizenship
July 4, 2019

On April 11th, we both had the opportunity to take part in a United States Naturalization Ceremony in Yarmouth, Maine….

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Benefits & Resources
Four social work programs that offer scholarships for City Year alumni
July 2, 2019

If you’re considering getting a Masters of Social Work (M.S.W.) degree, you’ll be excited to learn that City Year has…

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Benefits & Resources
Real talk: how to live on the City Year stipend
June 30, 2019

Learn more about the City Year AmeriCorps stipend from our alumni

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New Board member Lily Maxwell receives her City Year red jacket at the corps Graduation ceremony
Benefits & Resources
City Year Kansas City welcomes new board members
June 27, 2019

City Year Kansas City announces the departure of founding Board Member, Brent Stewart, President & CEO of United Way, and…

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Our Alumni
For 30 years, City Year’s alumni have made a difference
June 25, 2019

Over the last 30 years, City Year alumni, now more than 32,000 strong, have been instrumental in helping to drive…

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The Corps
Putting idealism to work in Kansas City
June 21, 2019

Each morning, Airica, a seventh-grade student in Kansas City, steps onto the bus, ready to tackle her school day. She says her commute…

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Education
Accelerating equitable progress to improve graduation rates
June 20, 2019

We are encouraged by the results from the recent 2019 Building a Grad Nation report that shows the U.S. national…

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Benefits & Resources
Why Milwaukee is a great place to live
June 14, 2019

There are 75,081 students in Milwaukee who need and deserve our support in order to thrive. You could be part of a…

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National Strategic Partners
National Partners