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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 alumni.

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Our Alumni
Celebrating City Year alum Nicole Tsang
May 31, 2023

Nicole Tsang is a City Year New York alum and current City Year National staff member. She was honored with…

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Our Impact
Ripples of Hope 2023 Recap
May 24, 2023

City Year San Antonio hosted its annual Ripples of Hope event, Tuesday, May 2nd at the San Antonio Botanical Garden….

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The Corps
Consistency Really is Key

My name is Rebecca Begemann, and I am a Second Year AmeriCorps member serving at Brighton High School in Boston,…

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Our Community
Haitian Heritage Month to Me
May 8, 2023

Please listen to the above song during or after you read through this piece: “Kay Blan (Se Pa Lè Poun…

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Our Alumni
City Year alums: A lifetime of impact
May 3, 2023

When our AmeriCorps members become alums at the end of the school year, they continue to lead and serve—bringing valuable…

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Our Community
A Cause Worth Celebrating
May 2, 2023

My first year as a City Year Corps member has been filled with lows and highs. Reporting to school at…

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The Corps
Why I Serve

I have loved community service and volunteer work for as long as I can remember, from packing bags of food…

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The Corps
4 Reasons to Join City Year Little Rock

1. Give Back to Your Community. Joining City Year is a wonderful avenue to give back to the community. Do…

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The Corps
Overcoming Impostor Syndrome
May 1, 2023

One of City Year’s founding stories is Ubuntu, “I am a person through other people. My humanity is tied to…

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The Corps
Fashion Revolution Week: The Importance of Ethical Fashion and Self-Expression Among Middle Schoolers
April 25, 2023

Fashion is an essential avenue for self-expression. This past month I asked my students how they express themselves with their…

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City Year alum Yvonne Garcia
Our Alumni
Celebrating City Year alum Yvonne Garcia
April 24, 2023

Yvonne’s journey as an educator started as an AmeriCorps member with City Year San Antonio. She is now an award-winning…

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Our Impact
How would society be positively impacted by more AmeriCorps members in schools?
April 18, 2023

The best part of my role as an Impact Director with City Year Greater Boston is the opportunity to visit…

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National Strategic Partners
National Partners