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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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As students exit the school bus they find a team of City Year AmeriCorps members lined up to welcome them to school
Our Alumni
Corps to corporate: the journey of a City Year Louisiana AmeriCorps member to Memphis
October 23, 2019

The act of service is truly a radical act of love and underscores the value of human existence. I have…

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Our Alumni
City Year Memphis builds the teacher pipeline

While in college, I studied criminal justice with a specific focus on the school to prison pipeline and juvenile delinquency….

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The Corps
Miami to Memphis: a global educator

Ireney Duval chose to serve with City Year because she always wanted to work with kids but wasn’t sure in…

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Our Impact
City Year Memphis and its new beloved community

Walking through the streets of Memphis, the visual history of the Civil Rights Movement is ever-present. A short walk from…

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City Year Chicago member with students
Education
Welcome the new District Learning Network of school leaders
October 22, 2019

The District Learning Network gathers several times throughout the year, both in-person and virtually, discussing shared challenges and surfacing strategies,…

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The Corps
Indigenous People’s Day Initiative at Alexander K. McClure Elementary School
October 19, 2019

    This school year, the City Year Philadelphia AmeriCorps team serving at Alexander K. McClure Elementary School saw a unique opportunity to address two…

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The Corps
Why I serve at Champion Middle School
October 18, 2019

Now that I am serving with City Year, there are a few questions I am asked that require me to…

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Education
A Promise to Our Students: Including Diversity in Literature
October 17, 2019

When I remember my childhood, I see the reading nook in my first-grade classroom, my mom helping me to pick a book in…

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The Corps
Chicago students need mentors like you
October 8, 2019

City Year AmeriCorps members have been serving Chicago for the last 25 years. Read on to learn what City Year…

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Our Alumni
Meet City Year’s newest alums

City Year AmeriCorps members officially became alumni, joining a vibrant community that continues to strengthen the neighborhoods where they live…

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Our Impact
Making your communications team a catalyst for diversity, equity and inclusion
October 3, 2019

As communications professionals, we oversee many powerful levers that influence why someone would want to work with an organization (including donors, volunteers,…

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An AmeriCorps member is standing with a student next to lockers and both are laughing
Education
Shining a light on social-emotional learning
October 2, 2019

We’re excited that City Year will be presenting in Chicago this week at CASEL’s first Social and Emotional Learning conference,…

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National Strategic Partners
National Partners