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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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An AmeriCorps member looks ahead at the city skyline.
Benefits & Resources
Relocating to serve isn’t easy; we want to help
September 10, 2019

Moving is something that’s not only logistically challenging but can also be a strain financially, particularly when you’re learning to…

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Education
The Oak Foundation and City Year’s innovative partnership to support all learners
September 3, 2019

Early experience working in schools taught Heather Graham and Bethiel Girma Holton an important lesson that guides their work today…

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The Corps
Do you have what it takes to serve?
August 27, 2019

For me it was a personal decision to serve as a City Year AmeriCorps member in Orlando to support high…

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The Corps
Building a career of advocacy
August 23, 2019

I’m originally from Andover, Massachusetts, just 25 minutes north of Boston. My passion for service started early. Growing up, I…

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Our Alumni
#WCW: Erina Colombo

Erina Colombo is an Event Vice-Chair with City Year Boston and our first #WomxnCrushWednesday interviewee! Each week leading up to our…

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Benefits & Resources
Bites on a budget during your service year
August 20, 2019

Discovering new places to have a great meal is a fun way to get to know the community where you’ll…

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City Year Boston Alum now teaching in boston
Our Alumni
Alumni profile: Kevin Dua (Boston, ’10, ’11)
August 17, 2019

Over his six-year teaching career, Kevin has distinguished himself as an outstanding educator, winning numerous awards. Kevin credits his time…

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The Corps
Cue theme music, ‘We are the Champions.’ City Year Philly named ‘best of City Year’
August 15, 2019

Philadelphia. The City of Brotherly Love, home of the world champion Philadelphia Eagles (yes, we’re still claiming it) and the…

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Nine City Year AmeriCorps members stand against an iron railing outside a brick school building
Benefits & Resources
Housing expert gives advice for City Year AmeriCorps members
August 13, 2019

In 2013, Ofo Ezeugwu was an undergraduate student atTemple University. He served as vice president of the student body and…

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AmeriCorps member talking with a student on a bench while another student listens
Benefits & Resources
City Year Los Angeles: Back to school 2019
August 12, 2019

The 2019-2020 school year is off to a great start because we get to reunite with teachers and students at…

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City Year red jackets for red jacket society members.
Benefits & Resources
Four undergraduate programs that offer City Year alumni scholarships
August 8, 2019

Learn more about four City Year partner universities that offer scholarships to City Year alums after their national service gap…

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Tyler Judge celebrates at NH's 2019 graduation
The Corps
Don’t Call it a Comeback: a Service Leader’s Story
July 31, 2019

City Year New Hampshire sort of snuck up on me. In the spring of 2018, I was only concerned about…

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National Strategic Partners
National Partners