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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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Seven cities where you can make a difference to students
March 10, 2021

Explore seven cities where we have a need for extraordinary young people to serve and mentor students.

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Meet Taco Bell’s Live Más Scholarship Winner, Clark Shimeall
December 11, 2020

City Year Boston offers a robust community-based experience that encourages you to grow professionally and personally. We offer many different resources to support our AmeriCorps members in their plans…

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Finding Your Calling in a Time of National Uncertainty
July 21, 2020

Learn more about the benefits of national service with City Year AmeriCorps on academic and career aspirations and the communities…

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“I have always seen food both as a source of personal joy and as an avenue to bring people together to build connections and community. Food opens the doorway to learning about different cultures and histories as well.”
Our Impact
6 Black-Owned Restaurants We Love in Boston
February 11, 2020

Kimmy Lee is a charismatic connector on the City Boston People Team – the department that supports human resources for our staff and…

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The Corps
Confidence is key
October 23, 2019

I remember how the other third-graders whispered and stared every time my reading tutor called me over to practice comprehension…

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The Corps
5 critical skills I learned with City Year Boston

It takes a lot to serve as a tutor, mentor, and role model to a classroom of students, not to…

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The Corps
Service to success

Jesus Martinez grew up seeing City Year red jackets around Boston. He participated in City Year afterschool programs as a…

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City Year Boston opening day 2019
September 13, 2019

On Friday, September 13th, 2019 at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute, 250 City Year AmeriCorps members pledged to make a difference in…

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The Corps
Building a career of advocacy
August 23, 2019

I’m originally from Andover, Massachusetts, just 25 minutes north of Boston. My passion for service started early. Growing up, I…

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The Corps
Strapped for Cash? You Can Still Build Great Money Habits
April 29, 2019

Educating yourself about money early on creates a foundation for financial health as your career progresses and your earnings rise.

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Real talk: how to live on the City Year stipend
February 28, 2019

What is it really like to live on the AmeriCorps stipend? Find out what Charlie Bridger, City Year Boston AmeriCorps…

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6 things that make Boston a great place to live
February 19, 2019

If you’ve never considered moving to Boston, read on to learn why you should think about serving with City Year…

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