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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 Community
Mental health awareness month: one recipe at a time
May 10, 2022

A City Year staff member shares how she uses baking to connect, tell stories and work through life’s toughest moments…

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Our Community
Meet a City Year Parent: Q&A with Debby Kuhn, CYP Alumni Parent and Board Member
April 12, 2022

City Year Philadelphia (CYP) is currently hiring full-time mentors and tutors to serve in schools during the 2022-23 academic year!…

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Benefits & Resources
Why Choose To serve In Detroit
April 7, 2022

  We love Detroit. We love living in Detroit and we are confident that you will, too! So, what does…

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Our Community
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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Our Community
What’s it like to serve in New Hampshire?
March 30, 2022

We interviewed AmeriCorps members from the Henry Wilson Elementary School team to ask them about what it’s like to serve…

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The Corps
Celebrating Excellence in Service – Winter 2022

Each quarter, the Excellence in Service Award recognises an ACM, SL, and Staff member for their commitment to the ideals…

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Our Community
Announcing City Year San Antonio’s New Executive Director
March 25, 2022

“I feel honored and humbled to step into the role of Senior Vice President & Executive Director of City Year…

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Equity
Building diverse and equitable organizations: Q&A with Loren Hudson, Chief Diversity Officer at Comcast Cable
March 8, 2022

As part of City Year’s commitment to becoming an anti-racist organization, we are actively building Diversity, Belonging, Inclusion, and Equity…

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Equity
How City Year Detroit Celebrated Black History Month
March 1, 2022

As we enter a new month, we want to take a moment to both reflect on and share a few…

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Equity
Emerging Historians: A Personal Reflection on Black History Month
February 28, 2022

Someone recently asked me, “Are you able to show up to work as your authentic self?” My response was, “I…

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Our Community
Drive for Success Golf Event
February 15, 2022

On Saturday, January 29, City Year Orlando hosting our annual Drive for Success Golf Tournament. This event brought together leaders…

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AmeriCorps members kick off a City Year event inside a large sports stadium
Our Community
Meet City Year Seattle Executive Director Tarra Mitchell
February 2, 2022

Tarra Mitchell joined City Year Seattle/King County as our new Executive Director this week. Learn more about her own educational…

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