be_ixf;ym_202210 d_05; ct_50

Our stories

Read a collection of stories and learn from the perspectives and experiences of our City Year Americorps members, students, partners and alumni.

Filter by
Our Impact
‘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…

Read the story
Our Impact
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…

Read the story
Our Impact
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…

Read the story
The Corps
Miami to Memphis: a global educator
October 23, 2019

I chose to serve with City Year because I’ve always wanted to work with kids, but I wasn’t sure in…

Read the story
Our Impact
City Year Memphis and its new beloved community

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

Read the story
Our Impact
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…

Read the story
Our Impact
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…

Read the story
The Corps
A parent’s perspective
October 16, 2016

Service to cause greater than self is one of City Year’s values. As a parent and educator, I have realized…

Read the story
National Strategic Partners
  • AbbVie logo
  • Comcast NBC/ Universal logo
  • Deloitte logo
  • New York Life Foundation logo
  • Red Nose Day logo
National Partners
  • Bain Capital logo
  • Bank of America logo
  • Celanese logo
  • NFL Inspire Change logo
  • Taco Bell Foundation logo block for footer