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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 Community
City Year Marches for Unity: San Antonio’s 36th MLK Jr. March
January 26, 2023

“Everyone can be great because everyone can serve.”  – Martin Luther King Jr.   City Year San Antonio was honored…

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Our Alumni
Life After City Year: Pathways for the Future

At City Year, like many organizations, we live in a world of acronyms. As an alumna, I believe the most…

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The Corps
My Favorite Things About Traveling with Care Force
January 25, 2023

It’s the first week we’re back in service after winter break and the end of the first half of the…

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Our Alumni
Alumn Spotlight: Support Student Well-Being as a School Social Worker
January 24, 2023

Alum Nicolas Gonzales talks about how City Year helped launch his career in social work and the importance of representation…

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The Corps
Three Lessons from aspiring Black male educators
January 10, 2023

City Year AmeriCorps members share their experience “Representation matters.” It’s a buzzworthy phrase that’s taken society by storm, from reshaping…

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Our Impact
Supporting English Language Learners in the Classroom
December 22, 2022

Starting a service year with City Year, I was nervous about what the experience would be like. Now that I’ve…

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The Corps
The Impact of Service
December 13, 2022

One of the most interesting parts of service is the people that you meet along the way. From the staff…

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Our Impact
Student growth in and out of the classroom
December 6, 2022

The best thing about serving with the same students for two years is that you’re able to see a more…

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The Corps
Serving Today for a Better Tomorrow
November 22, 2022

Hello there! My name is Mark Nealon and I am the proud Team Leader this year at Brighton High School,…

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Our Impact
City Year 101: Social-Emotional Learning and Mentorship
November 9, 2022

Students at Hartranft Elementary School eagerly greet City Year Philly AmeriCorps members.   In this new ongoing series, we’ll take…

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Our Community
City Year LA’s Silvia Fausto Honored at The. L.A Rams’ Latinx Heritage Month Celebration
October 26, 2022

On October 9th, The Los Angeles Rams honored City Year Los Angeles Program Manager and alum, Silvia Fausto, during their…

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The Corps
Why I Serve – A Family Legacy
October 18, 2022

  My grandmother in Nepal, a matriarch in her own right, was a teacher – and always told us that…

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