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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 alumni.

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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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Our Impact
City Year Los Angeles Graduation 2019
June 13, 2019

Another year of service complete! On Thursday, June 6th, 270 City Year Los Angeles AmeriCorps members were joined by family,…

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City Year AmeriCorps Team Leader
Our Alumni
My City Year experience took me to new heights
June 12, 2019

Just as our AmeriCorps members give their all to support our students, our organization and staff strive to give our…

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Nicole Nover chats with students in her Leadership Lunch group
The Corps
My Greatest Teachers
June 6, 2019

Last May I graduated from college and I had no idea what I was doing with my life. A friend…

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Our Alumni
Care Force Alumni Spotlight: Akida Azad
June 4, 2019

We were able to have a chat with Akida Azad and talk about her service with City Year. We talked…

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The Corps
Tips for a successful year of service with City Year Tulsa
May 31, 2019

So, you’re thinking about applying to City Year Tulsa? Yes! We’re excited to hear you’re interested in joining us at…

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City Year DC tutoring and mentoring
Our Alumni
City Year DC alumni share their stories
May 28, 2019

For nearly 20  years, City Year AmeriCorps members have had the opportunity to serve in this important and distinctive city.

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Our Impact
Another year of meaningful service
May 24, 2019

At the beginning of the school year, Sha’niya was easily distracted by her classroom surroundings which put a damper on her performance.

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City Year Sacramento member and student
Our Impact
City Year, Red Nose Day and Comcast NBCUniversal Help More Students Reach Their Full Potential in School and Beyond
May 23, 2019

At a school in California, a student named Juan* takes a deep breath by the classroom door before returning to…

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The Corps
Building trust with students
May 20, 2019

City Year has developed a strong culture of hard work, empathy, respect and understanding. This culture has been deliberately formulated…

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National Strategic Partners
National Partners