be_ixf;ym_202407 d_14; ct_50 YES! I want to make a difference TODAY!

Our stories

Read a collection of stories and learn from the perspectives and experiences of our City Year AmeriCorps members, students, partners and alums.

Filter by
two AmeriCorps members walk together through hallway in conversation
Benefits & Resources
Top five skills employers want you to have today
July 8, 2024

Read more and check the City Year blog to learn the soft skills our corps members gain through a year…

Read the story
Equity
Honoring Pride Month: A Personal Reflection By Virgil Emily, City Year Silicon Valley
June 27, 2024

  Celebrating & Honoring LGBTTQIAP+ Pride Month with a Personal Reflection from Virgil Emily, Student Success Coach for City Year…

Read the story
Simple illustration of human head with butterflies flying out like ideas. Next to the text "AI."
Education
Corps Members Explore the Power of Generative AI on Advancing Education Equity

This summer, City Year AmeriCorps Members (ACMs) in San Jose/East Palo Alto will begin working with ClassGenius to understand Generative AI’s potential…

Read the story
Benefits & Resources
The Data Tells The Story: Cindy Edelman on City Year’s Measurable Results

Supporting education is ultimately about improving student outcomes. At City Year, we believe this happens by focusing on each student’s…

Read the story
Our Impact
Top 5 Reasons to Join City Year New Hampshire
June 10, 2024

A year of service with City Year is impactful for communities and transformative for the young people who serve. As…

Read the story
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…

Read the story
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…

Read the story
The Corps
A Day in The Life
May 15, 2024

Throughout the school year, the City Year New Orleans corps spends 10-12 hours a day serving students and supporting teachers….

Read the story
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…

Read the story
City Year AmeriCorps member service volunteer teaching
Benefits & Resources
How to use your Segal Education Award
April 29, 2024

Did you know that one of the key benefits AmeriCorps members receive is access to the Segal Education Award to…

Read the story
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…

Read the story
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…

Read the story
National Strategic Partners
National Partners