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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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Paige’s, “Day in the Life of Virtual Service”
May 7, 2021

Paige Kelly, shares about her experience serving virtually and what a “day in the life of virtual service,” is like.

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Why Taking a Gap Year Was Right for Me

People decide to take a gap year for so many reasons. Learn why City Year Milwaukee AmeriCorps member, Kristen, decided…

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Why Serving from Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic Hasn’t Dampened My Idealism

Being a teenager is hard under any circumstances, but I’m inspired by my ninth-graders’ resilience in the virtual world. Read on to…

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AmeriCorps Member Spotlight: Meet Ricquele!

Meet Ricquele Brooks, City Year Milwaukee AmeriCorps member on the United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County Team at…

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Remaining Passionate About Service in the Pandemic

First year AmeriCorps member, Katie Krause, shares her experiences serving virtually, how this reinforced her passion for service, as well…

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Lessons Learned While Serving Virtually During a Global Pandemic

Doing a year of virtual service during a global pandemic came with many challenges for City Year Milwaukee AmeriCorps members…

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The Importance of Near-Peer Mentors

First-year AmeriCorps member, Mary Kate Paetow-Fanning, shares about her experience supporting students through this turbulent year and how City Year…

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A Day as an AmeriCorps Member 

Learn more about what a, “day in the life of an AmeriCorps member” looks like for a member of the…

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Leaders Are Born When They Become Fearless
May 5, 2021

AmeriCorps member, Neha Sajjad shares more about her coming into City Year, with so much she didn’t know about herself,…

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Lessons Learned From My Students

First Year AmeriCorps member, Ava Masias, shares three major takeaways from her inspiring students.

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CYP Hosts Third Year of BARWE215 – Building Anti-Racist White Educators Philadelphia
April 23, 2021

City Year’s work is founded upon 10 core values. Belief in the Power of Young People, Empathy, Social Justice for…

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Honoring the 2021 Idealists of the Year
April 20, 2021

City Year’s mission is fueled by a culture of idealism Our work is grounded in the unshakeable belief that we…

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