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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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The Corps
From the eyes of an AmeriCorps member
October 23, 2019

Those who serve with City Year spend long days devoting their time and effort to helping schools and communities throughout…

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The Corps
#MeetAnAmeriCorpsMember with Kathleen McShane

Our City Year AmeriCorps members make a difference in students’ lives! Kathleen McShane proudly serves at Langston Hughes Academy. She…

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A team of seven AmeriCorps members lean over a brick wall smiling at the Arthur Ashe Charter school
The Corps
#MeetAnAmeriCorpsMember with Julia Mattingly

Meet AmeriCorps member Julia Mattingly! She proudly serves at Arthur Ashe Charter School where she works all day, every day…

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The Corps
Meet an AmeriCorps Member with Traneshia Stormer

Meet AmeriCorps member Traneshia Stormer, who proudly serves at ARISE Academy. She discusses her favorite times to spend with students…

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Education
City Year Community School Director 101

The Community School model positions schools as resource hubs for neighborhoods.

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The Corps
These 9 tips + Cheez-Its = a powerful year of service

I was extremely nervous the first time I walked into the crowded and rambunctious school cafeteria to help support student…

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Portrait of Chelsea Badeau
Our Alumni
Alumni spotlight—Chelsea Badeau

Chelsea Badeau is currently the Senior Director of Editorial Production at Comcast NBCUniversal. In this role, she manages editorial content on…

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City Year AmeriCorps members work with students in and out of school
Our Impact
Hoops and mentoring basketball tournament

From cheerleading and basketball, to science, dance, and even film-making club, City Year’s work isn’t just done during the school…

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Our Impact
City Year and the chocolate factory

On April 10, Mary Mcleod Bethune Elementary served as the competition ground for City Year Philly’s annual Site Wide Math…

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The Corps
Five Lessons from a Returning AmeriCorps Member

My name is Alexis Jefferson, and I proudly serve as a City Year Milwaukee AmeriCorps member on the Rockwell Automation…

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The Corps
Building community at Basic Training Retreat

It was the morning of Wednesday, August 14th when the City Year Milwaukee corps boarded three buses and rode to…

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two young students, one smiling in a classroom as a City Year corps member teaches them around a table in a classroom
Our Impact
Making an impact in City Year intervention spaces

At City Year, student success coaches support students through instructional interventions in reading and math. An instructional intervention is a…

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National Strategic Partners
National Partners