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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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The Corps
New year, new school: Welcome to Mt. Pleasant High School!
October 23, 2019

City Year San José/Silicon Valley kicked off the school year by welcoming our corps at an Opening Day ceremony at…

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The Corps
A word from our Executive Director Pete Settelmayer

After a whirlwind ten months, the 2017-2018 school year has come to a bittersweet end. This past year yielded many…

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The Corps
The Idealist

Written by Yvan Le, AmeriCorps Member serving on the Synopsys team at Thomas P. Ryan Elementary School

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Our Impact
The power of community

One of City Year’s main ideologies is Ubuntu. A term derived from the Zulu language of South Africa meaning, “I…

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Our Impact
Why I give to City Year Seattle

We have many amazing donors and champions who support our work in a variety of ways. One of those ways…

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Benefits & Resources
How City Year really prepares you for “the real world”

City Year strongly believes in the idea that it takes a village to raise a child, so it is invaluable…

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The Corps
Three reasons I decided to serve another City Year

After a month of exploring my options, three reasons inspired my decision to apply and serve another city year.

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Benefits & Resources
Find what fulfills you

Here are some of the ways City Year San Antonio AmeriCorps members take care of themselves to ensure we bring…

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The Corps
The top ten greetings students give City Year

At City Year, we AmeriCorps members love greeting our students with “good mornings,” and a round of Power Greeting.

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A group of AmeriCorps members chat as they walk across the school playground.
The Corps
Bittersweet endings

I’m bitter because it’s April. That means there are TWO months left of service.

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High school student working on a computer with an AmeriCorps member supporting
Our Impact
My starfish story

My first day in my new classroom was both exciting and overwhelming.

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Education
The benefits of a high school degree

$10,386. Statistics from a 2012 Frontline PBS article show that if you drop out of high school chances are that…

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