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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 alums.

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Our Alumni
The Cycle of Opportunity: A Year Commitment That Resonates For A Lifetime
May 22, 2024

When Lisa Owusu first moved to Jacksonville for a year of service with City Year, she never imagined that she…

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Our Alumni
City Year Honors Nonprofit Founder Dustin LaFont
May 21, 2024

The City Year Alumni Leadership Awards, presented by Truist, are City Year’s highest alumni recognition. The awards recognize outstanding alums…

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Our Community
Celebrating City Year’s 25 years of DCPS Partnerships
May 17, 2024

City Year DC has been proudly serving the Washington, DC community for almost 25 years thanks to the support of…

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Our Alumni
Rekindling the Spirit of Service: City Year DC’s Breakfast of Champions Returns Recap
May 15, 2024

Last Thursday, May 9th, City Year DC reignited the flame of community and service by bringing back Breakfast of Champions….

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The Corps
A Day in The Life

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

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Our Community
A Love Letter to Buffalo, New York
May 13, 2024

You may not have heard a whole lot about Buffalo, New York, but it’s the second biggest city in the…

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Our Impact
Meet City Year Detroit’s Team Bethune & Team Gompers
May 8, 2024

City Year Detroit AmeriCorps members serve as Student Success Coaches from the morning bell to the end of the day…

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Our Community
Spotlight on Kenyatta Johnson, City Year Philly’s 2024 Idealist of the Year
May 6, 2024

Philadelphia City Council President Kenyatta Johnson (pictured center, gray suit) is joined by leaders of local youth-serving organizations—including CYP Executive…

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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…

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Our Alumni
City Year Honors Young Alum Derek Qiu
April 30, 2024

The City Year Alumni Leadership Awards, presented by Truist, are City Year’s highest alumni recognition. The awards recognize outstanding alums…

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Our Impact
City Year Detroit School Partner Spotlight – Laurielle Martin

  City Year Detroit’s school team at Gompers Elementary-Middle School nominated Ms. Laurielle Martin for our School Partner Spotlight because…

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Our Impact
City Year Detroit School Partner Spotlight – Linda Jackson

  City Year Detroit’s school team at Bethune Elementary-Middle School nominated Mrs. Linda Jackson for our School Partner Spotlight because…

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