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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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Education
Black History Month: Honoring Lincoln University as a pioneer in education
February 20, 2019

In honor of Black History Month, City Year Philadelphia is pleased to honor not only people who are African-American Pioneers in education, but…

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The Corps
6 things that make Boston a great place to live
February 19, 2019

If you’ve never considered moving to Boston, read on to learn why you should think about serving with City Year…

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The Corps
Why I keep returning to City Year
February 14, 2019

Ashlye Allison served as an AmeriCorps member, then returned as a Senior Corps Member as a Team Leader, and is…

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Benefits & Resources
Why we love NYC

We know that all students can succeed, but resources and opportunity are not always distributed equally. City Year New York…

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Our Impact
From the desk of Dr. Catherine Cushinberry
February 12, 2019

Dr. Catherine Cushinberry attended a parent open house at Brownsville Road Elementary. It was an event hosted by the team…

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Benefits & Resources
How to shine as a City Year applicant

When working on your City Year application, it’s important to share who you are, not just what you’ve done. Who…

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Benefits & Resources
Self-care during my City Year
February 8, 2019

Working at City Year, we give so much of ourselves to a cause we truly believe in. This is why…

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The Corps
5 things I wish I knew at the start of service
February 1, 2019

City Year alum Lauren Menkemeller shares insights from her service year.

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Our Impact
MLK Day of Service 2019
January 29, 2019

On Monday, January 21, frigid winter temperatures were no match for nearly 1,000 volunteers who turned out for City Year…

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Julie Cusano graduated from Wheelock College with her teaching degree
The Corps
City Year is Meaningful for Licensed Educators
January 24, 2019

For as long as I can remember, I have been passionate about striving for equity in education. I have witnessed…

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The Corps
Meet City Year Philly’s 2019 mid-year corps
January 20, 2019

Just like that, the year 2018 is officially in the history books and we are already 20 days into 2019….

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The Corps
My favorite City Year value
January 16, 2019

The City Year value that resonates with me the most is empathy. As I define it, empathy is the ability to…

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