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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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City Year Dallas Uplift Announcement
November 2, 2023

We are thrilled to share some exciting news regarding City Year Dallas’ continued commitment to providing invaluable support to students…

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Our Alumni
When Service Changes Your Life – Erin Willis
October 23, 2023

City Year L.A. alum, Erin Willis (’17 and ’18), shared her story of impact and reflected on her years as…

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The Corps
Why I Serve
October 22, 2023

Growing up is hard. It’s filled with unexpected hurdles, setbacks, and falls. But most importantly, with age comes growth. It’s…

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The Corps
Reflecting on Three Decades of AmeriCorps: Celebrating the 30th Anniversary
October 19, 2023

  This year marks a momentous time in AmeriCorps’ legacy – thirty years of commitment to national service. At its…

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The Corps
The Ripple Effects of Mentorship: Bianca Samayoa
October 12, 2023

What does it really mean to have someone, a mentor, change your life? The concept of being part of that…

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The Corps
Prioritizing Self-Care for Mental Well-being

Focusing on self-care is essential for everyone, especially those with a mental health condition. It is a fundamental human right…

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The Corps
Dedicating My City Year Red Jacket to the Shining Stars of Jacksonville Elementary

I dedicated my City Year Red jacket to the kids I work with at Jacksonville Elementary. These wonderful children have…

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The Corps
Honoring the Legacy: National Cherish Black Women Day

Dear Resilient Black Women, You embody royalty and strength, forever reigning as queens and warriors. The indomitable spirit that shattered…

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The Corps
AmeriCorps Member Spotlight: Ju White
October 11, 2023

Meet AmeriCorps member Ju White! He proudly serves as a senior AmeriCorps member and Service Leader with City Year New…

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The Corps
National Coming Out Day
October 10, 2023

We hear the phrase often. It is a cliché of the sort, but there still is some truth to it….

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Our Impact
Creating impact, one event at a time: Behind the scenes with CYP’s Civic Engagement team
October 5, 2023

Keimahney Carlisle (pictured fourth, red jacket) writes about her experiences serving on City Year Philadelphia’s 2022-23 Civic Engagement team.  …

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Our Impact
Learn about a partnership to support students
October 4, 2023

A recently issued report from the National Partnership for Student Success (NPSS) shows a dramatic increase in the number of…

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