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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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The Corps
Welcome new board leadership
July 1, 2018

City Year Orlando is pleased to announce our new Board Chair, Craig Schneider and Vice-Chair, John Pisan.

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Paolo Aligada gives double thumbs-up while standing in front of a whiteboard covered in lesson plan strategies.
Our Impact
Our students have so much to offer and teach us.
June 28, 2018

“Good morning, Mr. Aligada!” Dee shouted as he skipped towards me across the Meyer Elementary School courtyard.  I responded back, “Good…

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Our Impact
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and City Year Partnership

In April, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced a partnership with City Year to launch HMH Classroom Corps, a unique multi-tiered program…

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Benefits & Resources
Joining City Year out of high school

Seabron Stewart served when he was 18 years old, immediately following high school. Here, he shares his experience as the…

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The Corps
Leading by example: a conversation between City Year AmeriCorps members reggie and gerardo [Voices From the Field]
June 20, 2018

Reggie and Gerardo sat down for a conversation with each other to reflect on their year of service and how…

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The Corps
Bridge builders
June 8, 2018

Bridge building is a powerful metaphor and tool for social change. Seeing and making connections, whether among people or ideas,…

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The Corps
What I’ve learned during my year of service
June 5, 2018

City Year has taught me so much more in this year in service than I learned in my four years…

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The Corps
Advice to future AmeriCorps members…from our teachers!
June 2, 2018

When compiling tidbits of advice for incoming City Year AmeriCorps members, we always hear from City Year staff and alumni…

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The Corps
Embracing culture through Latino club
May 28, 2018

City Year Columbus has been a multidimensional learning experience. Being an AmeriCorps Member at South High School has allowed me…

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Two AmeriCorps members share a laugh at a city park.
Education
City Year: A breakthrough innovation in education

City Year seeks to understand the graduation gap and utilize national service to enhance equitable learning opportunities.

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Red Nose Day and City Year AmeriCorps
Our Impact
Making a difference to the students that need us most
May 23, 2018

Support from Red Nose Day has allowed City Year to meet and work with talented and hardworking students in locations…

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Our Impact
Breaking through “the code”: 5 steps for unlocking success in young people
May 22, 2018

In January 2018, City Year Senior Vice President of Team Leadership Stephen Spaloss was invited to speak at a Mental…

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  • NFL Inspire Change logo
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