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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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The Corps
Views from City Year: Opening Day 2021
September 29, 2021

On Saturday, September 18, City Year New Hampshire kicked off our 2021-22 service year with our annual Opening Day ceremony….

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Our Impact
Celebrating World Kindness Week 2021 with Snapchat and City Year Los Angeles
November 23, 2021

Earlier this month our Los Angeles Civic Engagement Team teamed up with our partners at Snapchat for World Kindness Week…

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Education
Breakfast for Champions Event Recap
November 22, 2021

City Year San Antonio hosted our Breakfast for Champions Event presented by Valero on Thursday, November 11th. The event was the…

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Education
Social-Emotional Learning Support with Dr. Robert Balfanz
November 18, 2021

What is necessary for students to thrive in education? The idea of what students need to succeed both in the…

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Our Impact
City Year Builds Relationships for Life
November 10, 2021

When I joined City Year in Fall 2016, I was unsure what to expect. Months before, I finished my last…

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City Year in school service and teacher pathways
Education
City Year is nurturing diverse future teachers

Hundreds of City Year AmeriCorps members decide to become teachers after their year of service. We are doing more to…

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Our Community
Celebrating Filipino-American Leaders in our Community
November 4, 2021

This past October marked Filipino American Heritage Month, celebrating Filipino culture and the immense impact and contributions that the Filipino…

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The Corps
The “mid-fall slump” and what to expect
November 2, 2021

Though this part of the City Year experience may be particularly challenging, it’s also normal! And we want you to…

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Our Alumni
Celebrating equity champion Emerald Anderson-Ford, City Year New Hampshire ’09, ‘10
September 30, 2021

As an activist and equity strategist, Emerald has committed her life’s work to both finding joy and the liberation of…

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Equity
#WeNeedBlackTeachers – Q&A with Darryl Bundrige, City Year Philly Executive Director

In September 2021, the Center for Black Educator Development, a frequent City Year Philly collaborator, launched a new campaign called…

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Our Community
Hispanic Heritage Month Interview with City Year L.A.’s New Executive Director, Dr. Sandra Cano
September 24, 2021

  City Year Los Angeles’ Executive Director Dr. Sandra Cano sat down with our Team Leader at Jefferson High School, Jaime Romero, to chat about what her…

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Our Alumni
Inspirados por cultura, servicio y la comunidad: Celebrating the Accomplishments of City Year L.A. Latinx Alumni

This Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month, we’re highlighting four Latinx members of our community that inspire us and exemplify City Year values…

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Education
Learnings about how approaches to research advance educational equity
September 21, 2021

City Year is on a learning journey to approach our research with an equity lens. Here’s what we have learned…

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