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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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Spotlight on Sharif El-Mekki, City Year Philly’s 2022 Idealist of the Year
April 4, 2022

City Year Philadelphia’s annual Red Jacket Gala is coming up next month on Thursday, May 5. We’re looking forward to…

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Equity
City Year’s research agenda: An equity-focused learning journey
March 31, 2022

We’re sharing our new research and learning agenda and our journey to embrace an equity-focused approach as we seek to…

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Asset based language in City Year communities
Equity
Asset-based language mirrors the communities we serve
March 29, 2022

City Year is dedicated to adopting an asset-based approach to describe the students, schools and communities we serve.

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City Year AmeriCorps teaching match
Education
From “not a math person” to a City Year math learner
March 16, 2022

Cultivating math confidence in students takes a growth mindset. Learn more about City Year AmeriCorps’ approach to teaching math to…

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Our Impact
The Value of a Mentor
March 8, 2022

When I am asked to describe what ‘mentorship’ means to me, I think of City Year. I am reminded of…

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City Year AmeriCorps member virtual learning practices
Education
Pi Day: Infinite ways to celebrate the magic of circles

The circle has intrigued brilliant minds and more recently helped NASA explore Mars! Learn more about Pi and how it…

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City Year AmeriCorps service program
Education
Make a difference and discover a career with AmeriCorps
February 8, 2022

City Year AmeriCorps creates a path for young adults to gain professional experience that helps them take the next step…

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The Corps
Bank of America’s Support to CYGB Expansion
February 7, 2022

For over 30 years, Bank of America has provided critical resources in support of City Year’s holistic student-facing programming. From…

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Our Impact
City Year brings CommunityAmerica, Chiefs and Royals together to recognize school nurses during the surge
February 2, 2022

  These are challenging times for all that are working in schools. Re-engaging students after a year of virtual learning…

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Our Impact
Building The Infrastructure For Student Success
January 27, 2022

The day I was selected to be City Year San Antonio’s English Language Arts Coordinator for Sam Houston High School…

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Education
Next Level Communication: Deloitte Business Chemistry

Everyone is familiar with the adage, ”Communication is key.” And it’s true! Active and intentional communication is essential to the…

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City Year literacy
Education
Become a stronger literacy coach
January 11, 2022

Help students recovering from pandemic-related disruptions gain confidence in their reading and writing skills.

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