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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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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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A city year americorps member looks on from the back of a classroom as a teacher writes on a board and students look on
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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National Strategic Partners
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National Partners
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