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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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‘Grizz Goes Back to School’ with a special thank you to Mid-South teachers
October 20, 2021

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis Grizzlies are giving back to teachers in a big way. Wednesday, September 15,  the team…

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Business as Unusual? Yes, Please!
March 31, 2020

From the desk of Dr. Catherine Cushinberry: Many of us were thrown for a loop a few weeks ago when…

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A Surprise Starfish: Relationships Built on Social and Emotional Learning
March 1, 2020

It’s measured by un-hunching shoulders and teeth coming unclenched. It’s seen as fists coming to rest, open palmed, by the…

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City Year Memphis and its new beloved community
October 23, 2019

Walking through the streets of Memphis, the visual history of the Civil Rights Movement is ever-present. A short walk from…

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City Year Memphis: building to lead
July 22, 2019

In the early 2000’s, I started a consulting business in Los Angeles. When I was establishing my business, I was…

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From the desk of Dr. Catherine Cushinberry
February 12, 2019

Dr. Catherine Cushinberry attended a parent open house at Brownsville Road Elementary. It was an event hosted by the team…

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