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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 alums.

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Our Alumni
City Year Honors Sacramento’s Macey Amissah-McKinney
June 24, 2024

The City Year Alumni Leadership Awards, presented by Truist, are City Year’s highest alumni recognition. The awards recognize outstanding alums…

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The Corps
Successfully Closing Out Student Relationships
June 18, 2024

Building and maintaining strong, trusting and consistent relationships with the students we serve (also called developmental relationships) is a cornerstone…

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Our Alumni
Alumni Profile: Spotlight on Derrick Rainey
June 13, 2024

Derrick Rainey wears many hats. He’s the current mayor of Wrightsville, Arkansas; a youth pastor; the small business coordinator for…

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Miranda Ying for City Year San Jose AmeriCorps Alumnus
Our Alumni
AANHPI Q&A with Miranda Ying
June 10, 2024

As Senior Impact Manager, Miranda is responsible for supervising and coaching teams of AmeriCorps Members at school sites in East…

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Education
Improving student attendance through student success coaching

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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Our Impact
National service builds critical workforce, civic and life skills
June 5, 2024

A new research project, the City Year Alumni Bridging Study, explores how the national service program AmeriCorps prepares young people…

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Our Alumni
Alumni Spotlight: Hanna Kim (‘20), Community Schools Volunteer Coordinator, City of Philadelphia
May 31, 2024

Left: Hanna during her time serving as a City Year Philadelphia AmeriCorps member, 2019-2020. Right: Hanna in her current role…

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Our Impact
Empowering Futures: City Year’s Commitment to Career Development
May 29, 2024

At City Year, service is at the heart of everything we do. But our commitment to our corps members doesn’t…

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The Corps
City Year builds pathways into teaching for diverse future educators

City Year’s innovative teacher pathway program is helping to address two of the biggest challenges facing public education today: teacher…

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Our Alumni
The Cycle of Opportunity: A Year Commitment That Resonates For A Lifetime
May 22, 2024

When Lisa Owusu first moved to Jacksonville for a year of service with City Year, she never imagined that she…

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Our Alumni
City Year Honors Nonprofit Founder Dustin LaFont
May 21, 2024

The City Year Alumni Leadership Awards, presented by Truist, are City Year’s highest alumni recognition. The awards recognize outstanding alums…

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Our Alumni
Rekindling the Spirit of Service: City Year DC’s Breakfast of Champions Returns Recap
May 15, 2024

Last Thursday, May 9th, City Year DC reignited the flame of community and service by bringing back Breakfast of Champions….

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