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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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A city year americorps member standing on story above and looking down at a school courtyard full of students
Our Impact
Another year of meaningful service
May 24, 2019

One of our guiding stories, “The Starfish Story,” is used to describe a student our AmeriCorps members know they made…

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City Year Sacramento member and student
Our Impact
City Year, Red Nose Day and Comcast NBCUniversal Help More Students Reach Their Full Potential in School and Beyond
May 23, 2019

At a school in California, a student named Juan* takes a deep breath by the classroom door before returning to…

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New Orleans streetcar
Benefits & Resources
Top 4 tips to know before applying to City Year New Orleans
May 22, 2019

New Orleans is known as a city of revelry and festivals and as a resilient and diverse community. You can…

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The Corps
Building trust with students
May 20, 2019

City Year has developed a strong culture of hard work, empathy, respect and understanding. This culture has been deliberately formulated…

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Our Impact
A tale of two cities
May 17, 2019

As a native of Jacksonville, Allishia Bauman is City Year Jacksonville’s Chief of Staff and is involved in a number…

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AmeriCorps member walking and laughing with a high school student
Benefits & Resources
Making the most of your year of service in Little Rock
May 16, 2019

As the largest school district in the state, Little Rock School District enrolls more than 25,000 talented students.

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Students add their handprints to the sun at McDonough's literacy night
Education
Planning a Literacy Family Engagement Night

Planning McDonough’s literacy night was the most exhilarating, exhausting, stressful, and rewarding thing I have done at City Year (or…

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City Year DC near capitol hill
Benefits & Resources
Five things we love about Washington, D.C.
May 15, 2019

There’s lots to love about living in the nation’s Capital. You’ll have access to world-class museums, colleges and universities and…

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AmeriCorps member talking with student on playground while other students are playing
Education
Making public schools stronger with caring relationships

At a school in California, a student named Juan* takes a deep breath by the classroom door before returning to…

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Philadelphia skyline
The Corps
Top ten reasons to live in Philly

Whether it’s the food, scenic parks, accessible art, abundant American history, or the loyal sports fans, Philadelphia is the place…

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student is smiling at AmeriCorps member while doing work at computer in the classroom
The Corps
Why I am returning for a second year
May 13, 2019

I love the community that I found in City Year–something I have never experienced in a workplace before.

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The back City year americorps member standing next to three young students all facing the white board they are writing on
Our Impact
Jacksonville students need mentors like you
May 10, 2019

Jacksonville, the River City by the sea, has so much to offer – an exciting arts and culture scene, diverse…

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National Strategic Partners
National Partners