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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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The Corps
My Gap Year with City Year Philadelphia
June 27, 2024

Student Success Coach Riya Sembhi (pictured front row, right, with her Sullivan Elementary team) shares her experiences serving a gap…

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Equity
Honoring Pride Month: A Personal Reflection By Virgil Emily, City Year Silicon Valley

  Celebrating & Honoring LGBTTQIAP+ Pride Month with a Personal Reflection from Virgil Emily, Student Success Coach for City Year…

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Education
Corps Members Explore the Power of Generative AI on Advancing Education Equity

This summer, City Year AmeriCorps Members (ACMs) in San Jose/East Palo Alto will begin working with ClassGenius to understand Generative AI’s potential…

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The Corps
Successfully Closing Out Student Relationships
June 18, 2024

Building and maintaining strong, trusting and consistent relationships with the students we serve (also called developmental relationships) is a cornerstone…

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Education
Improving student attendance through student success coaching
June 10, 2024

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic linger for K12 education. Schools across the country continue to grapple with post-pandemic pain…

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Our Impact
National service builds critical workforce, civic and life skills
June 5, 2024

A new research project, the City Year Alumni Bridging Study, explores how the national service program AmeriCorps prepares young people…

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Our Impact
Empowering Futures: City Year’s Commitment to Career Development
May 29, 2024

At City Year, service is at the heart of everything we do. But our commitment to our corps members doesn’t…

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The Corps
City Year builds pathways into teaching for diverse future educators

City Year’s innovative teacher pathway program is helping to address two of the biggest challenges facing public education today: teacher…

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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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The Corps
A Day in The Life

Throughout the school year, the City Year New Orleans corps spends 10-12 hours a day serving students and supporting teachers….

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The Corps
Resources to support the mental health and well-being of our corps
May 13, 2024

Here are four ways we work to support City Year AmeriCorps member wellbeing and mental health during their service year…

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The Corps
Top Reasons Why You’ll Love Living and Working In Memphis
May 9, 2024

Living and working in Memphis can be a great option for young people, from affordable housing and a vibrant culture…

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National Strategic Partners
National Partners