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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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Remembering the Reasons and Values Behind Our Work
January 30, 2020

The work life of an AmeriCorps member can be described as an exhilarating, beautiful, and meaningful experience filled with many…

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What #MakeBetterHappen Means to Me

If you follow City Year on any social media platform or know anything about it, you have probably seen #MakeBetterHappen…

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The Corps
The Power of Change

I believe in the power of change. Yes, change can be difficult and a huge step, but I believe it’s…

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Our Impact
A recap of MLK Day 2020

On January 20, 2020, over 700 volunteers gathered at Robert Nathaniel Dett Elementary School to commemorate the legacy of Dr….

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Spotlight on Service: John Yu

City Year Sacramento’s 66 AmeriCorps members have committed to a year of service to help improve educational outcomes in our…

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A Day in the Life at City Year Buffalo
January 29, 2020

Each day is long, but worth every second of my time My name is Beth Elliott and I’m an AmeriCorps…

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Education
SXSW EDU: Focusing on Equity to Address Chronic Absenteeism
January 28, 2020

What does it take to reduce chronic absenteeism? Practices that address educational inequities and ensure students feel seen, heard and…

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Our Impact
Drive for success golf event 2019
January 22, 2020

On December 5, leaders and champions within the Orlando community came together at the Winter Park Golf Course for a…

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AmeriCorps member spotlight: Meet Lakeisha Allen
January 21, 2020

Meet Lakeisha Allen, City Year Milwaukee AmeriCorps member, and learn more about her through her poem, “I am… I was.” 

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Our Impact
MLK Day of Service 2020: Double the service, double the impact

Everybody can be great because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t…

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City Year Milwaukee AmeriCorps member at college graduation
The Corps
How a gap year can help you find your calling
January 15, 2020

Learn more about one City Year AmeriCorps member’s journey through a gap year in national service, university, and finding their…

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City Year AmeriCorps member STEM afterschool program
The Corps
Students learn the fun of engineering after school
January 7, 2020

Ben came to his service with a passion for engineering. Read more to see how he shared this with his…

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