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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 alumni.

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Our Community
Hispanic Heritage Month Interview with City Year L.A.’s New Executive Director, Dr. Sandra Cano
September 24, 2021

  City Year Los Angeles’ Executive Director Dr. Sandra Cano sat down with our Team Leader at Jefferson High School, Jaime Romero, to chat about what her…

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Our Alumni
Inspirados por cultura, servicio y la comunidad: Celebrating the Accomplishments of City Year L.A. Latinx Alumni

This Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month, we’re highlighting four Latinx members of our community that inspire us and exemplify City Year values…

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Education
Learnings about how approaches to research advance educational equity
September 21, 2021

City Year is on a learning journey to approach our research with an equity lens. Here’s what we have learned…

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Our Alumni
Alumni Spotlight: Lisa Parladé (‘10), Associate Director of Academic Advising, The Wharton School
September 13, 2021

Left: Lisa Parladé’s current headshot. Right: Lisa and some of her fellow AmeriCorps members from the Morrison School Team at…

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Education
What schools want and need this year
September 7, 2021

Teachers and students know what they need this year—let’s listen to their feedback and insights to help guide our work…

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Benefits & Resources
Top things you should know about City Year before you apply
September 2, 2021

Wherever you are in the application process, we want to help you feel prepared for service with City Year AmeriCorps….

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Education
Feedback from key partners: teachers and principals
August 25, 2021

Our school partners are clear: they want flexibility; academic and social-emotional support for their students; and help creating positive learning…

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Our Alumni
Meet Brandon Chaderton: City Year Alum and Presidential Appointee
August 23, 2021

Whether serving with City Year, working on a political campaign, or his new role as a presidential appointee—Brandon is committed…

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Education
The Benefits of Social Emotional Learning
August 17, 2021

By Kate Seltzer, City Year Boston AmeriCorps member ’21 “You are my other me. When I do harm to you,…

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Education
City Year AmeriCorps members are student success coaches
August 4, 2021

Here’s what “student success coach” means to us and why we believe more schools could benefit from having this additional…

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The Corps
5 Things I Wish I Knew
August 3, 2021

Each year, City Year New Orleans welcomes a new group of talented and dedicated AmeriCorps members. Over their year of…

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Our Impact
Advancing educational equity with the Network for School Improvement during COVID-19
July 28, 2021

Throughout the pandemic, City Year’s Network for School Improvement has helped educators find new ways to prioritize the well-being of…

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