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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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A young student writes a note of appreciation on a clipboard. Drawing and note are a thank you for her City Year AmeriCorps member
Our Impact
3 Little Reasons to Serve
February 27, 2020

What 3 first graders have to tell you about serving with City Year They may be little, but they have…

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The Corps
Day in the Life: Mrs. Basuil
February 26, 2020

Returning AmeriCorps Member Mrs. Basuil takes us through a typical day of service at PS7 Middle School in Sacramento.

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Sen. Chris Coons receives the John S. McCain Service to Country Award
Education
Friends of National Service Awards celebrates unity

Voices for National Service is a coalition working to build bipartisan support for national service, develop policies that create more…

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Education
City Year Los Angeles Teacher Spotlight- Part 3

City Year AmeriCorps members work side–by–side in collaboration with their partner teachers to fully support their students in the classroom. We are…

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Read Across America and City Year AmeriCorps
Education
Celebrate student voices with Read Across America
February 25, 2020

Literacy skills and a love of reading go hand in hand. Check out these tips to find books that reflect…

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Our Impact
WilmerHale at The Cooper Community Center (Boston, MA) 2019

It’s my second day on the job, and I’m standing in Home Depot with fellow Team Care Force (TCF) members…

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Our Impact
Standing on the shoulders of giants: Reflecting on Dr. King’s legacy
February 24, 2020

For three hours, City Year marched the streets of downtown Jacksonville calling out, “We get to serve today and every…

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City Year AmeriCorps members and community volunteers paint a large mural at San Antonio Elementary School for MLK Day of Service
The Corps
A Team Leaders’s perspective on MLK Day of Service

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service celebrates his legacy by mobilizing thousands of Americorps members and community volunteers in…

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HMH Bookshelf
Our Impact
HMH (Orlando, FL) 2019
February 20, 2020

Read about the Care Force trip alongside HMH in Orlando, FL

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A partner teacher at one of our LA schools.
Education
City Year Los Angeles Teacher Spotlight- Part 2
February 19, 2020

Today we are spotlighting Ms. Tellez who has been teaching for 34 years at 93rd St. Elementary School, keep reading…

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La'Daja Miller
The Corps
AmeriCorps Member Spotlight: Meet La’Daja Miller
February 17, 2020

Meet La’Daja Miller Everyone decides to do a year of service for a different reason. For me, I chose to…

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The Corps
Team Care Force: Holiday Edition

There’s a popular phrase about how hindsight is 2020, but now, so is the present! (Cue all the 2020 vision…

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National Strategic Partners
National Partners