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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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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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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
5 critical skills I learned with City Year Boston
October 23, 2019

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
Confidence is key

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
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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The Corps
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
Seven cities where you can make a difference to students
May 28, 2019

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

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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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Benefits & Resources
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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The Corps
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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The Corps
Voices from the field: Creating LGBTQQIA+ safe spaces at City Year
November 17, 2018

One way educators can better support LGBTQQIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, plus) youth and youth of…

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