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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 alumni.

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The Corps
Room for Everyone
June 5, 2023

There is no doubt that the celebration of Pride continues to grow in visibility and popularity. If you walk into…

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Our Impact
Ripples of Hope 2023 Recap
May 24, 2023

City Year San Antonio hosted its annual Ripples of Hope event, Tuesday, May 2nd at the San Antonio Botanical Garden….

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The Corps
Consistency Really is Key

My name is Rebecca Begemann, and I am a Second Year AmeriCorps member serving at Brighton High School in Boston,…

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Our Community
Haitian Heritage Month to Me
May 8, 2023

Please listen to the above song during or after you read through this piece: “Kay Blan (Se Pa Lè Poun…

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Our Community
A Cause Worth Celebrating
May 2, 2023

My first year as a City Year Corps member has been filled with lows and highs. Reporting to school at…

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The Corps
Why I Serve

I have loved community service and volunteer work for as long as I can remember, from packing bags of food…

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The Corps
4 Reasons to Join City Year Little Rock

1. Give Back to Your Community. Joining City Year is a wonderful avenue to give back to the community. Do…

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The Corps
Overcoming Impostor Syndrome
May 1, 2023

One of City Year’s founding stories is Ubuntu, “I am a person through other people. My humanity is tied to…

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The Corps
Fashion Revolution Week: The Importance of Ethical Fashion and Self-Expression Among Middle Schoolers
April 25, 2023

Fashion is an essential avenue for self-expression. This past month I asked my students how they express themselves with their…

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Our Impact
How would society be positively impacted by more AmeriCorps members in schools?
April 18, 2023

The best part of my role as an Impact Director with City Year Greater Boston is the opportunity to visit…

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Equity
How City Year centers equity and community in research
April 17, 2023

As City Year centers equity in our research work, we’ve defined and adjusted new capacities: community-based action research, trend forecasting…

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Our Impact
City Year 101: Math Interventions and Tutoring
April 14, 2023

In this ongoing series, we’re taking a deep dive into various areas of City Year Philadelphia’s (CYP’s) work with students….

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