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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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Paige’s, “Day in the Life of Virtual Service”
May 7, 2021

Paige Kelly, shares about her experience serving virtually and what a “day in the life of virtual service,” is like.

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Why Taking a Gap Year Was Right for Me

People decide to take a gap year for so many reasons. Learn why City Year Milwaukee AmeriCorps member, Kristen, decided…

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Why Serving from Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic Hasn’t Dampened My Idealism

Being a teenager is hard under any circumstances, but I’m inspired by my ninth-graders’ resilience in the virtual world. Read on to…

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AmeriCorps Member Spotlight: Meet Ricquele!

Meet Ricquele Brooks, City Year Milwaukee AmeriCorps member on the United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County Team at…

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Remaining Passionate About Service in the Pandemic

First year AmeriCorps member, Katie Krause, shares her experiences serving virtually, how this reinforced her passion for service, as well…

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Lessons Learned While Serving Virtually During a Global Pandemic

Doing a year of virtual service during a global pandemic came with many challenges for City Year Milwaukee AmeriCorps members…

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The Importance of Near-Peer Mentors

First-year AmeriCorps member, Mary Kate Paetow-Fanning, shares about her experience supporting students through this turbulent year and how City Year…

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A Day as an AmeriCorps Member 

Learn more about what a, “day in the life of an AmeriCorps member” looks like for a member of the…

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Leaders Are Born When They Become Fearless
May 5, 2021

AmeriCorps member, Neha Sajjad shares more about her coming into City Year, with so much she didn’t know about herself,…

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Lessons Learned From My Students

First Year AmeriCorps member, Ava Masias, shares three major takeaways from her inspiring students.

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Celebrating Black History Month in the Virtual Classroom
February 24, 2021

As Black History Month comes to a close, we want to highlight some of the ways our students, AmeriCorps members,…

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City Year Milwaukee’s Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
January 26, 2021

On Monday, January 18th, City Year Milwaukee hosted our annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, hosted…

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