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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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Our Impact
Men of Color Throughout the City Year Network Meet in Philadelphia for Annual EdFest Conference
October 29, 2019

Of all the educators nationwide, whether it be elementary, middle, high school, or university, Black males only represent 2% of…

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Our Alumni
#WCW: Alex Diorio
October 23, 2019

Alex Diorio is a very proud alum of City Year (2014, 2015) and had the privilege to serve in two…

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The Corps
Confidence is key

I remember how the other third-graders whispered and stared every time my reading tutor called me over to practice comprehension…

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Our Impact
Celebrating the legacy of MLK through collective action

In 1994, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service and charged the…

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The Corps
5 critical skills I learned with City Year Boston

It takes a lot to serve as a tutor, mentor, and role model to a classroom of students, not to…

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The Corps
Service to success

Jesus Martinez grew up seeing City Year red jackets around Boston. He participated in City Year afterschool programs as a…

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The Corps
Everyone deserves an education: why I serve with City Year Chicago

A year of service—what does that even mean? Looking into what a year of service is, I think digging into…

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Benefits & Resources
When professional development and service go hand-in-hand

With this year’s MLK Day of Service behind us now, I’ve been thinking a lot about what the day means…

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Our Impact
Help ‘pave a path’ for student success in Tulsa

Tulsa students are looking for someone who believes in them and will show up for them every single day. Many…

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The Corps
New affinity group celebrates and serves Hispanic students

Café Con Leche is one of the newest affinity groups at City Year Tulsa, created this year to bring together…

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Our Alumni
#HumansOfCYTulsa: Service helps alum develop passion

My time with City Year Tulsa has and will continue to serve as the foundation for my lifelong mission to…

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Benefits & Resources
Adventure awaits when you serve in Tulsa

While working on her City Year application, Jessica Butay reached the question: ‘Where would you like to apply to serve?’…

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National Strategic Partners
National Partners