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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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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 Community
Celebrating City Year’s 25 years of DCPS Partnerships
May 17, 2024

City Year DC has been proudly serving the Washington, DC community for almost 25 years thanks to the support of…

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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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The Corps
A Day in The Life

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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Our Community
A Love Letter to Buffalo, New York
May 13, 2024

You may not have heard a whole lot about Buffalo, New York, but it’s the second biggest city in the…

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Our Community
Spotlight on Kenyatta Johnson, City Year Philly’s 2024 Idealist of the Year
May 6, 2024

Philadelphia City Council President Kenyatta Johnson (pictured center, gray suit) is joined by leaders of local youth-serving organizations—including CYP Executive…

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City Year AmeriCorps member student success coach with students
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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Our Impact
An Inclusive Approach To Financial Literacy
April 25, 2024

What does it mean to take a holistic approach to financial wellness? How do you take the full context of…

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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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National Strategic Partners
National Partners