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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 alumni.

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Our Alumni
City Year helps prepare you for a social work career
October 3, 2022

Rebecca Charles served as an AmeriCorps member at City Year Philadelphia during the 2018-2019 school year. After her year of…

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The Corps
Adventure awaits wherever you serve with City Year
September 27, 2022

While working on her City Year application, Jessica Butay reached the question: Where would you like to apply to serve?…

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Education
How City Year AmeriCorps grow student literacy
September 22, 2022

Literacy is the ability to read and write, but what does growing student literacy for elementary, middle or high school…

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The Corps
Meet a Mid-Year AmeriCorps member: Helen Moreira, Team Leader at Bethune School
September 21, 2022

The school year may have started, but it’s not too late to serve with City Year Philly! We’re currently accepting…

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City Year Seattle AmeriCorps member posing with Pitchbook Data volunteers for the Civic Engagement Service Day on September 6, 2022
Our Community
From Digital To Physical

What does it mean to “do service” in a world no longer bound by ones and zeroes? City Year AmeriCorps…

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Our Community
City Year Sacramento Announces Cynthia Hester as New Board Chair
September 20, 2022

City Year Sacramento, an education nonprofit that recruits young adults for a year of service in public schools, is pleased…

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Our Impact
“How did you learn in school?”

Last year, while on my lunch break, I texted my mother a question: “How did you learn in school?”  My…

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Education
A Personal Reflection Celebrating Latinx Heritage Month
September 19, 2022

Picture this, scrawny Shelby with her nearly black hair long enough to sit on, scooted up as close as possible…

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Our Alumni
City Year alums shine in the corporate world
September 13, 2022

Learn more about the benefits of service with City Year AmeriCorps, including preparation for a career, exclusive scholarships, the Segal…

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Our Impact
City Year San Antonio’s Five-Year Pandemic Recovery Plan
September 9, 2022

City Year San Antonio’s Five-Year Pandemic Recovery Plan, created in June of 2022, outlines key activities and strategic partnerships to…

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Education
Relationships are Key to Students’ Learning Recovery
September 2, 2022

National Partnership for Student Success (NPSS) supplies schools with additional ‘people power’ to help reengage students.

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Our Community
Introducing City Year Detroit’s Newest Board Member: Roz Blanck
August 30, 2022

    City Year Detroit is thrilled to welcome Roz Blanck, a long-time volunteer in the community, as the newest…

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