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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 alums.

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Igniting Passion for Literacy: Reflecting on International Literacy Day
September 7, 2023

International Literacy Day is celebrated each year on September 8 to promote literacy’s importance on the personal and community level….

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Education
Empowering Young Readers: City Year Little Rock’s Mission in K-2 Classrooms

In the heart of Little Rock, Arkansas, a powerful initiative is taking root to transform the future of education and…

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Education
Vote for City Year’s two panel ideas for SXSW EDU!
August 9, 2023

Your ballot counts! Help City Year bring together educators to discuss how to prioritize anti-racist research strategies in education.

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The Corps
New AmeriCorps Members Arrive for 2023-24
July 28, 2023

City Year San Antonio is thrilled to welcome our new 2023-24 AmeriCorps member class! This year we have 58 total…

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Benefits & Resources
Everything about housing and relocation for City Year
July 25, 2023

Many of our AmeriCorps members relocate to cities across the country to begin service, which takes time, energy and careful…

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Benefits & Resources
The AmeriCorps Member Guide to Philadelphia
July 10, 2023

AmeriCorps members pose in front of the “I Love Philly” sign at LOVE Park, 2019.   Making the decision to…

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Education
Helping students own their learning
July 5, 2023

How can we ensure students have positive learning experiences while challenging them too? City Year encourages students to own their…

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Equity
The importance of human connection
June 29, 2023

Some might say my journey to discovering City Year and my passion for working in education was an unconventional one….

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Education
California Student Success Coach Learning Network
June 13, 2023

Eight youth-serving organizations are expanding student success coaching into schools and extended learning programs throughout California.

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City Year AmeriCorps members with students at school
Benefits & Resources
Las cinco preguntas principales que tienes sobre el servicio City Year, respondidas
June 9, 2023

Ines Brookens, una alumna y consejera de servicio de City Year, respondió a las cinco preguntas principales que ustedes tuvieron…

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Our Alumni
The Segal Education Award: What Is It and How Can I Use It?
June 7, 2023

As graduation season approaches and City Year AmeriCorps members prepare to implement their Life After City Year (LACY) plans, many…

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Education
How social-emotional supports build math confidence
May 24, 2023

City Year AmeriCorps members are transforming math anxiety into math confidence every day through social-emotional learning.

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National Strategic Partners
National Partners