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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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Honoring Pride Month: A Personal Reflection By Virgil Emily, City Year Silicon Valley
June 27, 2024

  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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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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The Corps
A Day in The Life
May 15, 2024

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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Education
City Year AmeriCorps members are student success coaches
May 2, 2024

Here’s what “student success coach” means to us and why we believe more schools could benefit from having this additional…

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Education
We Can’t Do It Alone: A Conversation with Duval County School Board Chair Darryl Willie
April 24, 2024

Throughout his personal and professional life, Duval County School Board Chair Darryl Willie has developed a keen eye for what…

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Our Impact
City Year San Antonio | Bridge Builder Awardees
April 12, 2024

In 2022, City Year, in partnership with Rick Cavender and  Harvey Najim, introduced our annual Bridge Builder Award which is…

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Our Community
Meet City Year Detroit Board Member Roz Blanck
March 27, 2024

My name is Roz Komisar Blanck and I am a relatively new board member. I heard about City Year from…

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Our Impact
Thank You AmeriCorps Members!
March 26, 2024

March is AmeriCorps Appreciation Month! We decided to partner with our school community to say thank you to our AmeriCorps…

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Equity
Celebrating Women’s Leadership: Highlights from the City Year Washington DC Ripples of Impact Women’s Leadership Luncheon
March 15, 2024

As the world came together to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th, 2024, City Year Washington DC proudly hosted…

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Education
2024 City Year San Antonio Idealists of the Year
March 13, 2024

In the past, City Year San Antonio has recognized one Idealist of the Year annually. In 2024, we are taking…

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Our Community
Reflecting on “The Black Man Can” Event: Celebrating Empowerment and Community
February 26, 2024

Last Friday afternoon, Dr. Michael Stevens, Executive Director of CYDC, and Gavin Ware, Managing Director of External Affairs, accompanied by…

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National Strategic Partners
National Partners