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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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City Year Columbus AmeriCorps member appreciation month
The Corps
Celebrating AmeriCorps week at City Year Columbus
March 14, 2022

During AmeriCorps celebration, we recognize the commitment of the millions of Americans who have chosen to serve and encourage more…

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The Corps
City Year Columbus: Hybrid Service
February 11, 2021

With the support of Columbus City Schools, City Year Columbus has been transitioning back to hybrid service alongside students! Read…

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The Corps
Serving with City Year Columbus Before and During COVID-19
January 14, 2021

Our second year AmeriCorps members reflect on how their typical service day has evolved as a result of the COVID-19…

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The Corps
Helping students find ways to cope
March 4, 2020

As City Year AmeriCorps members, we have to fill a variety of roles and play many parts for the students…

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The Corps
Bringing students together, one Wednesday at a time

Music and mathematics are similar in many ways. Just to name a few, they both involve calculated responses, years of…

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City Year Columbus alum Alen Amimi stands in a group hug with his teammates
Our Alumni
#cyhead2toe: Alums reflect on a decade of service
February 6, 2020

we invited several members of our 32,000+ alumni community to share short uniform stories that explore the power and potential…

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The Corps
Imagining a world where ubuntu is the norm
November 14, 2019

One of City Year’s founding stories is Ubuntu. Ubuntu is a shortened version of a Zulu proverb which means “I…

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The Corps
Ubuntu, relationships and how we’re all connected
November 6, 2019

One of my favorite City Year core values is ubuntu. This value is a term of the Zulu tribe from…

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The Corps
Looking for the optimism online
November 1, 2019

We live in an era ruled by social norms and in a world where most people use technology and social…

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The Corps
Why I serve at Champion Middle School
October 18, 2019

Now that I am serving with City Year, there are a few questions I am asked that require me to…

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The Corps
My first month at City Year
September 29, 2019

I have always been a planner. I am not the type of person to “wing it” or go into situations…

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The Corps
The ideal service metaphor is to act like water
September 13, 2019

PITW #158 It’s a Privilege for All of Us to Serve at City Year. These words have new conviction after…

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