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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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Our Impact
From City Year Student to AmeriCorps Member
September 8, 2020

“I know what it felt like to get left behind,” says Colby, a Service Leader serving his second year with…

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Our Alumni
Back to School with Positivity, Change and Solutions
August 17, 2020

City Year Jacksonville Alum, Chelsea Sanders, is now a teacher at the same school she served in. Read how she…

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Our Impact
The Reality of Service and Student Progress
July 31, 2020

Working in schools can push you to a breaking point, but there will be progress.

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City Year Alum, Emily Wasek, poses with her partner teacher at a Duval County Public School.
Our Alumni
Closure to my Service Year in the Form of Popcorn Chicken
April 28, 2020

Alum, Emily Wasek, shares when she knew she was responsible for great change in her students’ lives.

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The Corps
Why I Served and Continue to Serve
March 31, 2020

  Ray Van Allen serves as an AmeriCorps member on the North Shore Elementary School team. I chose to serve…

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The Corps
Update: City Year Jacksonville’s Response to Covid-19
March 18, 2020

Dear City Year Jacksonville Community, The safety and well-being of the City Year community—our AmeriCorps members, students, staff members, partners…

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Our Impact
Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: A Reflection on Dr. King’s Legacy
February 24, 2020

  Monday, January 20th, 2020 dawned at 7 o’clock in Jacksonville, Florida; City Year AmeriCorps members bundled up in scarves,…

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Education
Welcome the new District Learning Network of school leaders
October 22, 2019

The District Learning Network gathers several times throughout the year, both in-person and virtually, discussing shared challenges and surfacing strategies,…

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Our Impact
Another year of meaningful service
May 24, 2019

At the beginning of the school year, Sha’niya was easily distracted by her classroom surroundings which put a damper on her performance.

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Our Impact
A tale of two cities
May 17, 2019

As a native of Jacksonville, Allishia Bauman is City Year Jacksonville’s Chief of Staff and is involved in a number…

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Our Impact
Jacksonville students need mentors like you
May 10, 2019

Jacksonville, the River City by the Sea, has so much to offer – an exciting arts and culture scene, diverse…

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