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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 alums.

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Embracing Tolerance in 2024: A Call to Combat Bullying and Build Inclusive Communities
January 19, 2024

As we step into 2024, it is a timely moment to revisit the importance of tolerance in our communities. This…

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The Corps
Inspiring Reflections and Future Visions: City Year Little Rock at the 30th AmeriCorps Anniversary Summit
December 20, 2023

A few staff members and City Year Little Rock corps leaders attended the 30th Anniversary AmeriCorps Summit held in Little…

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The Corps
Why I Serve
October 22, 2023

Growing up is hard. It’s filled with unexpected hurdles, setbacks, and falls. But most importantly, with age comes growth. It’s…

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The Corps
Reflecting on Three Decades of AmeriCorps: Celebrating the 30th Anniversary
October 19, 2023

  This year marks a momentous time in AmeriCorps’ legacy – thirty years of commitment to national service. At its…

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The Corps
Prioritizing Self-Care for Mental Well-being
October 12, 2023

Focusing on self-care is essential for everyone, especially those with a mental health condition. It is a fundamental human right…

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The Corps
Dedicating My City Year Red Jacket to the Shining Stars of Jacksonville Elementary

I dedicated my City Year Red jacket to the kids I work with at Jacksonville Elementary. These wonderful children have…

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The Corps
Honoring the Legacy: National Cherish Black Women Day

Dear Resilient Black Women, You embody royalty and strength, forever reigning as queens and warriors. The indomitable spirit that shattered…

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The Corps
National Coming Out Day
October 10, 2023

We hear the phrase often. It is a cliché of the sort, but there still is some truth to it….

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The Corps
5 Lessons from My City Year Experience
September 19, 2023

I used to think I was a pretty reflective person, pondering things and questioning takeaways from people and experiences. Little…

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The Corps
Embracing Change and Growth: My City Year Basic Training Academy Journey

At City Year Basic Training Academy (BTA), I encountered many remarkable experiences that contributed to profound personal and professional growth….

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The Corps
From Tragedy to Action: AmeriCorps Member Confronts the Silent Epidemic of Gun Violence Among Young People
September 1, 2023

Imagine seeing a loved one for the first time in a long time. High spirits and good energy filled the…

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The Corps
Embracing Pride: A Journey of Self-Acceptance, Love, and Advocacy
June 13, 2023

Coming out is a massive decision for any young person. It is an anxiety-filled opportunity to be vulnerable with your…

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