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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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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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Reactive to Proactive | City Year San Antonio’s Five-Year Pandemic Recovery Plan
November 28, 2022

The 2021 – 2022 academic year marked our 25th year of partnership with the San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD)….

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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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Education
A Personal Reflection Celebrating Latinx Heritage Month
September 19, 2022

Picture this, scrawny Shelby with her nearly black hair long enough to sit on, scooted up as close as possible…

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City Year San Antonio’s Principal Summit
July 28, 2022

City Year San Antonio’s first-ever Principal Summit On Wednesday, July 13th, City Year San Antonio had the privilege to present…

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Celebrating 15 Years of Serving Miami’s Students
July 13, 2022

In 2022-2023, City Year Miami is celebrating its 15th Birthday and we’re so excited to be going #backtobasics! Join us…

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2022 Ripples of Hope Recap
June 15, 2022

City Year San Antonio hosted its annual Ripples of Hope event, Thursday, May 12th at the Witte Museum. Ripples of…

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Our Alumni
Alumni Spotlight: Randy Frazier (‘08), Assistant Principal of Instruction at Simon Gratz High School Mastery Charter
May 27, 2022

Left: Randy in his current role as Assistant Principal of Instruction at Simon Gratz High School. Right: Randy with a…

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Our Community
Spotlight on Sharif El-Mekki, City Year Philly’s 2022 Idealist of the Year
April 4, 2022

City Year Philadelphia’s annual Red Jacket Gala is coming up next month on Thursday, May 5. We’re looking forward to…

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The Value of a Mentor
March 8, 2022

When I am asked to describe what ‘mentorship’ means to me, I think of City Year. I am reminded of…

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The Corps
Bank of America’s Support to CYGB Expansion
February 7, 2022

For over 30 years, Bank of America has provided critical resources in support of City Year’s holistic student-facing programming. From…

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City Year brings CommunityAmerica, Chiefs and Royals together to recognize school nurses during the surge
February 2, 2022

  These are challenging times for all that are working in schools. Re-engaging students after a year of virtual learning…

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