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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 Impact
Baton Rouge organization making positive impacts with focus on academic success
November 30, 2020

A Baton Rouge program is working to set students on a path to success by providing academic support and creating…

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Our Impact
Honoring and Remembering Dee Dee Reilly
August 13, 2020

“If I have seen further than others, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” – Isaac Newton Isaac…

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The Corps
“City Year” of the Rat: A Journey in Self-Growth
March 9, 2020

In Chinese culture each year corresponds with twelve animals on the Chinese calendar, almost like a mascot for the year….

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City Year Columbus alum Alen Amimi stands in a group hug with his teammates
Our Alumni
#cyhead2toe: Alums reflect on a decade of service
February 6, 2020

we invited several members of our 32,000+ alumni community to share short uniform stories that explore the power and potential…

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Benefits & Resources
Bites on a budget during your service year
August 20, 2019

Discovering new places to have a great meal is a fun way to get to know the community where you’ll…

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view of Baton Rouge skyline from a park
Benefits & Resources
Baton Rouge needs mentors like you
May 1, 2019

Baton Rouge, the capital of Louisiana, has it all–a thriving music scene, unique food culture, festivals and so much more!

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Niagara Falls sits less than 20 miles from City Year Buffalo
Our Alumni
From City Year Baton Rouge to City Year Buffalo
April 1, 2019

Where I am today began with an idea of a year of service from an unlikely place.

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Education
LGTQIA
November 20, 2018

October was LGBTQIA+ history month. It’s a great time to do some reflection and look at how far we have…

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Our Alumni
City Year alumni teachers: continuing to make a difference in education after their service year
September 26, 2018

As states implement their ESSA plans, there is an opportunity to think creatively about strategies to address teacher shortages. One…

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Benefits & Resources
Advice for making the most of your City Year experience
July 9, 2018

City Year impact manager and alum collects and shares advice from senior AmeriCorps members for future corp members.

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Benefits & Resources
Joining City Year out of high school
June 28, 2018

Seabron Stewart served when he was 18 years old, immediately following high school. Here, he shares his experience as the…

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Education
Voices from the field: the power of caring adults to support students’ social-emotional needs
May 16, 2018

Learn more about the City Year AmeriCorps service experience, which prioritizes building relationships as a tool for equitable learning.

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