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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 alums.

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CYSA Ripples of Hope: The Prism Effect
July 1, 2024

City Year San Antonio hosted its annual Ripples of Hope event, on Thursday, May 2nd at the Tobin Center Ripples…

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The Corps
My Gap Year with City Year Philadelphia
June 27, 2024

Student Success Coach Riya Sembhi (pictured front row, right, with her Sullivan Elementary team) shares her experiences serving a gap…

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Equity
Honoring Pride Month: A Personal Reflection By Virgil Emily, City Year Silicon Valley

  Celebrating & Honoring LGBTTQIAP+ Pride Month with a Personal Reflection from Virgil Emily, Student Success Coach for City Year…

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Education
Corps Members Explore the Power of Generative AI on Advancing Education Equity

This summer, City Year AmeriCorps Members (ACMs) in San Jose/East Palo Alto will begin working with ClassGenius to understand Generative AI’s potential…

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Benefits & Resources
The Data Tells The Story: Cindy Edelman on City Year’s Measurable Results

Supporting education is ultimately about improving student outcomes. At City Year, we believe this happens by focusing on each student’s…

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Our Impact
City Year DC 2024 AmeriCorps Members Graduation
June 18, 2024

On Friday, June 14th, 2024, City Year DC celebrated the graduation of our dedicated 2024 AmeriCorps members. The event was…

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Our Alumni
Alumni Profile: Spotlight on Derrick Rainey
June 13, 2024

Derrick Rainey wears many hats. He’s the current mayor of Wrightsville, Arkansas; a youth pastor; the small business coordinator for…

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Our Alumni
AANHPI Q&A with Miranda Ying
June 10, 2024

As Senior Impact Manager, Miranda is responsible for supervising and coaching teams of AmeriCorps Members at school sites in East…

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Our Impact
Top 5 Reasons to Join City Year New Hampshire

A year of service with City Year is impactful for communities and transformative for the young people who serve. As…

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Our Alumni
Alumni Spotlight: Hanna Kim (‘20), Community Schools Volunteer Coordinator, City of Philadelphia
May 31, 2024

Left: Hanna during her time serving as a City Year Philadelphia AmeriCorps member, 2019-2020. Right: Hanna in her current role…

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Our Impact
Empowering Futures: City Year’s Commitment to Career Development
May 29, 2024

At City Year, service is at the heart of everything we do. But our commitment to our corps members doesn’t…

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Our Alumni
The Cycle of Opportunity: A Year Commitment That Resonates For A Lifetime
May 22, 2024

When Lisa Owusu first moved to Jacksonville for a year of service with City Year, she never imagined that she…

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