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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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Diversity, leadership and community: reflections of an HBCU alum
April 3, 2024

If you speak with an HBCU alum about their experience, you’ll quickly learn that service to the community is one…

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The Corps
Seven reasons to serve with City Year Kansas City
March 29, 2024

Do you know about the vibrant city of Kansas City and the incredible opportunities it offers to City Year AmeriCorps…

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The Corps
5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Joining City Year
March 28, 2024

One There will be days that will test you, and you’ll contemplate quitting. But you persevere for a reason. One…

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Our Impact
Reflecting on 10 years with City Year Jacksonville’s Veronika McDougald
March 26, 2024

As we celebrate a decade of service to the Jacksonville community, it’s impossible to overlook the significant contributions of Veronika…

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Our Impact
Thank You AmeriCorps Members!

March is AmeriCorps Appreciation Month! We decided to partner with our school community to say thank you to our AmeriCorps…

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Our Impact
Celebrating Women’s History Month!
March 19, 2024

March is an extra special month here at City Year – not only do we get to celebrate AmeriCorps Member…

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Equity
Celebrating Women’s Leadership: Highlights from the City Year Washington DC Ripples of Impact Women’s Leadership Luncheon
March 15, 2024

As the world came together to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th, 2024, City Year Washington DC proudly hosted…

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Our Impact
Celebrating Black History Month at City Year Milwaukee 
February 26, 2024

Black History Month Programming at City Year Milwaukee   This February, we are honoring Black history, resilience, and achievement both…

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Our Community
Reflecting on “The Black Man Can” Event: Celebrating Empowerment and Community

Last Friday afternoon, Dr. Michael Stevens, Executive Director of CYDC, and Gavin Ware, Managing Director of External Affairs, accompanied by…

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The Corps
Meet City Year Detroit’s Team Cody & Team Law!
February 23, 2024

City Year Detroit AmeriCorps members serve as Student Success Coaches from the morning bell to the end of the day…

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Our Impact
Grad School Support for AmeriCorps Members through Our Partner, C5LA

City Year L.A. has partnered with C5LA to provide college and grad-school application support for current AmeriCorps members. We have…

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Our Alumni
City Year Detroit School Partner Spotlight – Elizabeth Toye
February 22, 2024

  City Year Detroit’s school team at Cody High School nominated Elizabeth Toye for our School Partner Spotlight because of…

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