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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
City Year AmeriCorps members own unique responsibilities as coordinators
December 22, 2016

Leading initiatives and planning events are two key components of the City Year AmeriCorps member role. Learn more about these…

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The Corps
A parent’s perspective
October 16, 2016

Service to cause greater than self is one of City Year’s values. As a parent and educator, I have realized…

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The Corps
A day in the life of a CYSC AmeriCorps member
June 9, 2016

Between the minutes of my first and second alarm, I think of how warm my bed is until my mind…

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Our Impact
Champion profile: interview with Nicole Anderson of AT&T
May 19, 2016

Nicole Anderson, Assistant Vice President of Social Innovation and President of the AT&T Foundation, shares why the mission alignment of…

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Our Impact
Champion Profile: Steve and Connie Ballmer

If philanthropy is always a mixture of heart and head, then Connie and Steve Ballmer, who launched Ballmer Group to…

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Our Impact
Champion profile: Einhorn Family Charitable Trust

Their multi-year gift, given at the highest level in City Year’s history, is catalyzing the organization’s ability to deepen its…

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Our Impact
Champion Profile: the Atwood family

At every stage of City Year’s history, Kristen and Jim Atwood and their family have invested passion, resources and countless…

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Our Impact
Champion Profile: David L. Cohen

For more than two decades, David has worked to advance national service opportunities for America’s young people.

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Our Impact
Champion Profile: Diana Davis Spencer

The themes of mentorship and education have shaped both Diana Davis Spencer’s life and the areas of focus for her…

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Our Impact
Champion Profile: Dr. Darienne Driver

Dr. Darienne Driver has led Wisconsin’s largest school district since she was appointed in 2014 at age 36, making her…

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Our Impact
Champion Profile: Interview with Jeff Raider of Harry’s

Harry’s, an innovative men’s grooming company that gives both time and money to organizations that help prepare people for personal…

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Benefits & Resources
3 tips for AmeriCorps Alumni Applying To Graduate School
April 21, 2016

City Year helped me understand our education system through service in schools and through a university partnership that helped me…

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