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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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Our Alumni
The Cycle of Opportunity: A Year Commitment That Resonates For A Lifetime
May 22, 2024

When Lisa Owusu first moved to Jacksonville for a year of service with City Year, she never imagined that she…

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Our Alumni
City Year Honors Nonprofit Founder Dustin LaFont
May 21, 2024

The City Year Alumni Leadership Awards, presented by Truist, are City Year’s highest alumni recognition. The awards recognize outstanding alums…

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Our Alumni
Rekindling the Spirit of Service: City Year DC’s Breakfast of Champions Returns Recap
May 15, 2024

Last Thursday, May 9th, City Year DC reignited the flame of community and service by bringing back Breakfast of Champions….

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Our Alumni
City Year Honors Young Alum Derek Qiu
April 30, 2024

The City Year Alumni Leadership Awards, presented by Truist, are City Year’s highest alumni recognition. The awards recognize outstanding alums…

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Benefits & Resources
How to use your Segal Education Award
April 29, 2024

Did you know that one of the key benefits AmeriCorps members receive is access to the Segal Education Award to…

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Our Alumni
City Year honors three outstanding alums
February 26, 2024

Awards season is in full swing, and that includes here at City Year! We recently hosted our annual alumni awards…

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Our Alumni
City Year Detroit School Partner Spotlight – Elizabeth Toye
February 22, 2024

  City Year Detroit’s school team at Cody High School nominated Elizabeth Toye for our School Partner Spotlight because of…

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Our Alumni
City Year Philly Love Stories (part 2)
February 14, 2024

Many City Year Philadelphia (CYP) alumni credit their year of service with transforming their lives, leading to lasting friendships, newfound…

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Our Alumni
City Year Alumni Leadership Award Winners 2023
January 26, 2024

City Year honors four incredible alums for their dedication to social justice.

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Our Impact
Jordan Kulbarsh, City Year Story of Impact
January 16, 2024

In the spring of 2019, I was a soon to be graduate of Ohio State University with too much ambition…

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Our Alumni
Derrick L. Coles, City Year Alumni Testimonial
January 10, 2024

I’m still determining the exact year I started serving with City Year, but I’m positive that I served for two…

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Our Impact
Top 5 Reasons to Join City Year New Hampshire
January 4, 2024

A year of service with City Year is impactful for communities and transformative for the young people who serve. As…

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