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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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City Year builds developmental relationships with students
The Corps
Successfully Closing Out Student Relationships
May 11, 2022

City Year emphasizes trusting and consistent relationships with the students we serve. Learn more about these developmental student relationships.

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A group of AmeriCorps members in the city cross the street in the crosswalk.
Our Community
Mental health awareness month: one recipe at a time
May 10, 2022

A City Year staff member shares how she uses baking to connect, tell stories and work through life’s toughest moments…

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AmeriCorps member in Jacksonville, Florida speaks with a group of students.
The Corps
City Year offers caring, consistent student support
April 19, 2022

City Year AmeriCorps members provide consistent care and support for students and schools during the pandemic.

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Our Community
Meet a City Year Parent: Q&A with Debby Kuhn, CYP Alumni Parent and Board Member
April 12, 2022

City Year Philadelphia (CYP) is currently hiring full-time mentors and tutors to serve in schools during the 2022-23 academic year!…

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The Corps
AmeriCorps Appreciation Month at City Year Detroit
April 8, 2022

City Year has a lot to celebrate—starting with our extraordinary AmeriCorps members! We’re proud of them, the skills they are…

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Benefits & Resources
Why Choose To serve In Detroit
April 7, 2022

  We love Detroit. We love living in Detroit and we are confident that you will, too! So, what does…

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Our Community
Spotlight on Sharif El-Mekki, City Year Philly’s 2022 Idealist of the Year
April 4, 2022

City Year Philadelphia’s annual Red Jacket Gala is coming up next month on Thursday, May 5. We’re looking forward to…

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The Corps
Celebrating AmeriCorps Appreciation Month in Kansas City
March 31, 2022

March 13-19 is recognized nationally as AmeriCorps week, but we extend the celebration of our AmeriCorps members to encompass the…

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City Year AmeriCorps member smiling with student in school
Equity
City Year’s research agenda: An equity-focused learning journey

We’re sharing our new research and learning agenda and our journey to embrace an equity-focused approach as we seek to…

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Benefits & Resources
Serve for a Year, Stay for Another?
March 30, 2022

Doing one year of service with City Year is a transformational experience. But what happens when you stay for another?…

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Our Community
What’s it like to serve in New Hampshire?

We interviewed AmeriCorps members from the Henry Wilson Elementary School team to ask them about what it’s like to serve…

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The Corps
Celebrating Excellence in Service – Winter 2022

Each quarter, the Excellence in Service Award recognises an ACM, SL, and Staff member for their commitment to the ideals…

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