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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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The Corps
Views from City Year: Opening Day 2021
September 29, 2021

On Saturday, September 18, City Year New Hampshire kicked off our 2021-22 service year with our annual Opening Day ceremony….

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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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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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A team of AmeriCorps member each strike a unique, silly pose.
The Corps
Three amazing ways to support AmeriCorps members
March 31, 2020

Consider serving with City Year Baton Rouge! Here are three ways they work to support AmeriCorps members through their year…

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“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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The Corps
5 things AmeriCorps members should expect from City Year
February 22, 2019

City Year is one of those experiences where you get what out you put in. Carnisha Tassin shares her experience

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The Corps
5 things I wish I knew at the start of service
February 1, 2019

City Year alum Lauren Menkemeller shares insights from her service year.

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The Corps
10 things incoming AmeriCorps members should know!
August 20, 2018

Advice from City Year Baton Rouge AmeriCorps member Marquis Robinson.

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The Corps
Advice to future AmeriCorps members…from our Impact Managers!
July 13, 2018

Our Impact Managers work alongside our AmeriCorps members every day. Here’s there advice for a strong year of service!

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The Corps
Lessons I learned from my students
July 2, 2018

Baton Rouge students solving math problems

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The Corps
Advice to future AmeriCorps members…from our teachers!
June 2, 2018

When compiling tidbits of advice for incoming City Year AmeriCorps members, we always hear from City Year staff and alumni…

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The Corps
Activating student success through positive relationships [voices from the field]
February 26, 2018

We can meet students where they are by putting the theories surrounding social-emotional learning into practice, particularly by building lasting…

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