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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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Two students with backpacks walking on a sidewalk near a school with a City Year Corps Member
Education
To keep students connected to #SchoolEveryDay, remind them how much they matter
November 7, 2018

According to a new report by Attendance Works, 15% of all U.S. students — one out of seven — are…

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a collage of photos from service: a team of AmeriCorps members, An americorps member sitting at a desk with a student, and portraits of Sally and Ryan
The Corps
Take two on service: why my school team leader decided to return for another year of service.
November 6, 2018

Ryan Tierney currently serves as my school’s Team Leader at McLain Junior and Senior High; he served his first year…

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an AmeriCorps member is holding a book and reading with a student in the library
The Corps
My experience as a City Year Team Leader
November 2, 2018

Coming into the corps for my first year, I did not know what to expect from the organization, inside or…

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The Corps
Why I’m fired up to serve with City Year San Antonio
October 15, 2018

Meioshia grew up in San Antonio, and this year decided to return to her home city to serve other students…

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An AmeriCorps members sits at a desk with a student, pointing at his worksheet
Education
Caring relationships and student well-being are key to academic success
October 10, 2018

Sometimes referred to as non-cognitive skills, social and emotional aptitudes such as self-management, goal-setting and problem solving have, in the…

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Our Impact
Sending forth tiny ripples of hope

On Sept. 25th we celebrated Opening Day with Los Angeles Unified Board President Monica Garcia and Assembly member Miguel Santiago,…

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Jia He learned English after coming to the US as a child
Education
Build Literacy, Build Civic Leaders
September 25, 2018

There’s a picture of me in my mother’s battered “First years in America” album where I’m sipping a Coke from…

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A classroom with desks in small groups.
Education
Building strategic partnerships to provide students with year-round learning support
September 19, 2018

City Year and BellXcel are developing a new collaborative partnership because we know that for students to succeed in the classroom…

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City Year corps members greet students on the first day of school
The Corps
“I’m a City Year Now”
September 14, 2018

I’ll let you in on a secret: nobody walks into the first day of school as a City Year AmeriCorps…

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Two teammates embrace and smile
Our Impact
Why I still serve
September 12, 2018

We are fired up and back in schools! For many City Year AmeriCorps members their first year of service is…

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Heart of Florida United Way Team serving at Oak Ridge High School
Our Impact
City Year welcomes Heart of Florida United Way as Team Sponsor
August 29, 2018

City Year Orlando Americorps members serving at Oak Ridge High School will proudly wear the Heart of Florida United Way…

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City Year AmeriCorps members planning with a teacher in a classroom
Our Impact
Starbucks invests in opportunities for all
August 24, 2018

City Year Orlando is proud to be selected as a recipient of The Starbucks Foundation’s 2018 Opportunity for All grant,…

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National Strategic Partners
National Partners