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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 alumni.

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Our Alumni
The Segal Education Award: What Is It and How Can I Use It?
June 7, 2023

As graduation season approaches and City Year AmeriCorps members prepare to implement their Life After City Year (LACY) plans, many…

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City Year alum and staff member Michael Stevens, 2023 Staff Alumni Impact Award winner
Our Alumni
Celebrating mentor and City Year alum Michael Stevens
June 6, 2023

Michael Stevens is currently senior vice president and executive director of City Year D.C. He was honored with the 2022…

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City Year alum and staff member Nicole Tsang, 2023 Staff Alumni Impact Award winner
Our Alumni
Celebrating City Year alum Nicole Tsang
May 31, 2023

Nicole Tsang is a City Year New York alum and current City Year National staff member. She was honored with…

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Our Alumni
City Year alums: A lifetime of impact
May 3, 2023

When our AmeriCorps members become alums at the end of the school year, they continue to lead and serve—bringing valuable…

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The Corps
Overcoming Impostor Syndrome
May 1, 2023

One of City Year’s founding stories is Ubuntu, “I am a person through other people. My humanity is tied to…

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City Year alum Yvonne Garcia
Our Alumni
Celebrating City Year alum Yvonne Garcia
April 24, 2023

Yvonne’s journey as an educator started as an AmeriCorps member with City Year San Antonio. She is now an award-winning…

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Equity
How City Year centers equity and community in research
April 17, 2023

As City Year centers equity in our research work, we’ve defined and adjusted new capacities: community-based action research, trend forecasting…

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Equity
Fostering Men of Color in Education
March 29, 2023

By: Elias Khoury, City Year Detroit AmeriCorps member serving Bethune Elementary-Middle School  One reason behind the racial achievement gap is…

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Benefits & Resources
Frequently asked questions
March 22, 2023

Topics include: When will I get paid? How many hours should I expect to work each day? Are we required…

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Benefits & Resources
Policies & standards

Topics include: Attendance policy Commitment to diversity, belonging, inclusion and equity Covid-19 policy   Attendance policy City Year’s attendance and…

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Benefits & Resources
Getting to know Seattle

Topics include: Welcome to Seattle Museums for all Outdoor activities   Welcome to Seattle! We are so excited to have…

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Benefits & Resources
Transportation

Topics include: Commuting in Seattle Transportation benefit Using your ORCA card   Commuting in Seattle Taking public transit Buses: Buses…

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National Strategic Partners
National Partners