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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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Fashion Revolution Week: The Importance of Ethical Fashion and Self-Expression Among Middle Schoolers
April 25, 2023

Fashion is an essential avenue for self-expression. This past month I asked my students how they express themselves with their…

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Equity
How City Year centers equity and community in research
April 17, 2023

As City Year centers equity in our research work, we’ve defined and adjusted new capacities: community-based action research, trend forecasting…

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Our Impact
City Year 101: Math Interventions and Tutoring
April 14, 2023

This blog was updated in January 2024 to reflect the School District of Philadelphia’s changing math curriculum. In this ongoing…

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Our Community
Passionate Journeys: Exploring AmeriCorps Members’ Interests Outside of Service
March 30, 2023

As a City Year Philadelphia (CYP) AmeriCorps member, it’s easy to get consumed in the day-to-day of service. Having hobbies…

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The Corps
More Than a Thank You
March 29, 2023

March brings about a sense of change and newness, but for City Year AmeriCorps members, March remains the same every…

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Equity
Fostering men of color in education

City Year Detroit hosted a panel to discuss how increasing the number of male educators of color will help close…

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The Corps
To JA Fair’s ACMs: A Message of Gratitude
March 28, 2023

For ACM Appreciation Month, J.A. Fair’s Impact Manager Skyler Matthias took this opportunity to share his appreciation for his team:…

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The Corps
Serving students at a time when they need us the most
March 23, 2023

My name is Elizabeth Geiser, and I am a Senior AmeriCorps member serving at Tech Boston Academy in Dorchester Massachusetts….

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The Corps
Day in the life
March 22, 2023

Topics include: Wondering what your year of service will look like? Our current partner schools What’s special at City Year…

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Our Impact
City Year 101: Literacy Tutoring
February 28, 2023

This blog was updated in January 2024 to reflect the School District of Philadelphia’s changing literacy curriculum.  AmeriCorps members at…

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The Corps
Building Resilience: Lessons from Duncan Kirkwood
February 27, 2023

Three years removed from the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, rates of depression and anxiety have increased among young adults…

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The Corps
18-Minute Networking with Deloitte
February 24, 2023

City Year Detroit’s recent 18-Minute Networking event, sponsored by Deloitte, made forming professional connections a little easier.

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