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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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Education
Why building trust in schools matters
March 13, 2023

The Everyone Graduates Center’s multi-year research project on City Year’s holistic support services shows how our approach increases trust in…

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Our Impact
City Year 101: Literacy Interventions and Tutoring
February 28, 2023

AmeriCorps members at Southwark School kicked off the 2022-23 school year with a free book fair to instill a love…

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students and City Year AmeriCorps members at Mabelvale Elementary School in Little Rock
Education
New resource to expand educational equity for students

Together with a core group of leading organizations that includes City Year, the National Partnership for Student Success releases a…

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Our Alumni
How a City Year Recruiter Changed My Life
February 27, 2023

After graduating from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, I was unsure of what I wanted to do. I ended…

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Cadence Pentheny (New Hampshire '17, '18) 2022 Distinguished Young Alum award recipient
Our Alumni
Celebrating City Year alum Cadence Pentheny
February 21, 2023

Cadence Pentheny, City Year New Hampshire ‘17, ‘18, awarded the 2022 Alumni Leadership Award for their dedication to social justice.

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Our Alumni
City Year Philly Love Stories
February 14, 2023

For many City Year Philadelphia (CYP) AmeriCorps members, the relationships formed through their year of service can have a lifechanging…

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The Corps
Reflecting on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
February 3, 2023

  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service emphasizes the importance of a cause greater than self. This Martin Luther…

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Equity
“I Have a Dream..” Starbucks & City Year Collaboration

  What do Starbucks, City Year, and Martin Luther King, Jr. have in common? Our organizations share a mission and…

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Our Alumni
City Year Little Rock Announces Two New Managers
January 27, 2023

Hires Include Former AmeriCorps Member and Local Educator    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Jan. 3, 2023) – City Year Little Rock…

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Our Community
City Year Marches for Unity: San Antonio’s 36th MLK Jr. March
January 26, 2023

“Everyone can be great because everyone can serve.”  – Martin Luther King Jr.   City Year San Antonio was honored…

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Our Alumni
Life After City Year: Pathways for the Future

At City Year, like many organizations, we live in a world of acronyms. As an alumna, I believe the most…

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City Year student success coach and student
Education
Reimagining our schools by building trust
January 10, 2023

Reimagine education: building trust in schools To educators, parents, youth advocates and changemakers, The pandemic experience has highlighted—perhaps more than…

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National Strategic Partners
National Partners