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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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Reflecting on Three Decades of AmeriCorps: Celebrating the 30th Anniversary
October 19, 2023

  This year marks a momentous time in AmeriCorps’ legacy – thirty years of commitment to national service. At its…

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The Corps
The Ripple Effects of Mentorship: Bianca Samayoa
October 12, 2023

What does it really mean to have someone, a mentor, change your life? The concept of being part of that…

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The Corps
Prioritizing Self-Care for Mental Well-being

Focusing on self-care is essential for everyone, especially those with a mental health condition. It is a fundamental human right…

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The Corps
Dedicating My City Year Red Jacket to the Shining Stars of Jacksonville Elementary

I dedicated my City Year Red jacket to the kids I work with at Jacksonville Elementary. These wonderful children have…

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The Corps
Honoring the Legacy: National Cherish Black Women Day

Dear Resilient Black Women, You embody royalty and strength, forever reigning as queens and warriors. The indomitable spirit that shattered…

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The Corps
AmeriCorps Member Spotlight: Ju White
October 11, 2023

Meet AmeriCorps member Ju White! He proudly serves as a senior AmeriCorps member and Service Leader with City Year New…

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City Year promotes welcoming spaces

In honor of National Coming Out Day, City Year is reasserting our desire to create welcoming spaces where we work…

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The Corps
National Coming Out Day
October 10, 2023

We hear the phrase often. It is a cliché of the sort, but there still is some truth to it….

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Our Community
School Meals Support Student Success

October 9th marks the beginning of National School Lunch Week.  National School Lunch Week was created in 1962 by President…

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Our Impact
Creating impact, one event at a time: Behind the scenes with CYP’s Civic Engagement team
October 5, 2023

Keimahney Carlisle (pictured fourth, red jacket) writes about her experiences serving on City Year Philadelphia’s 2022-23 Civic Engagement team.  …

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Our Impact
Learn about a partnership to support students
October 4, 2023

A recently issued report from the National Partnership for Student Success (NPSS) shows a dramatic increase in the number of…

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Our Community
Four Lessons I Learned at City Year
September 28, 2023

  I’m Lily Proudman and from 2018 to 2020, I served as an AmeriCorps member with City Year Chicago. I…

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