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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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Social-Emotional Learning Support with Dr. Robert Balfanz
November 18, 2021

What is necessary for students to thrive in education? The idea of what students need to succeed both in the…

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Where Service Happens: Buffalo Collegiate Charter School
November 17, 2021

The School Where We Serve Buffalo Collegiate Charter School (BCCS) was founded in 2018, originally working with grades 4 and…

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CMSAT Team at Opening Day
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Where Service Happens: Charter Middle School for Applied Technologies

The School Where We Serve One of our two new Partner Schools in the 2021-2022 School Year is The Charter…

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City Year Staff and Champions Standing Outside of PPAs new building
Our Community
Where Service Happens: Persistence Preparatory Academy

The School Where We Serve Returning for a second year with City Year Buffalo is Persistence Preparatory Academy Charter School…

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The CHSAT Team at Opening Day
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Where Service Happens: Charter High School for Applied Technologies

The School Where We Serve One of our two new Partner Schools in the 2021-2022 School Year is The Charter High…

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Where Service Happens: Enterprise Charter School
November 16, 2021

The School Where We Serve City Year Buffalo’s first and longest-serving school partner, Enterprise Charter School (ECS), is returning for…

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Our Impact
Power Greeting at a New School
November 12, 2021

Power greeting is a part of the City Year culture that is seen often in the schools we serve. This…

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City Year Philly Impact Manager Spotlight (Part 3): Deran Neducsin
November 11, 2021

In this multi-part blog series, we’re spotlighting three City Year Philly (CYP) Impact Managers who are in various stages of…

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Our Impact
City Year Builds Relationships for Life
November 10, 2021

When I joined City Year in Fall 2016, I was unsure what to expect. Months before, I finished my last…

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City Year in school service and teacher pathways
Education
City Year is nurturing diverse future teachers

Hundreds of City Year AmeriCorps members decide to become teachers after their year of service. We are doing more to…

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Our Community
City Year Philly Impact Manager Spotlight (Part 2): Star Taylor

In this multi-part blog series, we’re spotlighting three City Year Philly (CYP) Impact Managers who are in various stages of…

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Our Community
City Year Philly Impact Manager Spotlight (Part 1): Amy Siever
November 9, 2021

City Year’s Impact Managers (IMs) fill a uniquely important role. They lead a team of AmeriCorps members serving in Philadelphia…

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