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Our stories

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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Education
How social-emotional supports build math confidence
May 24, 2023

City Year AmeriCorps members are transforming math anxiety into math confidence every day through social-emotional learning.

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Education
Compass Academy develops leaders and learners
May 9, 2023

Compass Academy, a charter public school in Denver, is thriving by holistically supporting its middle school students, many of whom…

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Equity
How City Year centers equity and community in research
April 17, 2023

As City Year centers equity in our research work, we’ve defined and adjusted new capacities: community-based action research, trend forecasting…

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Education
Afterschool programs can be safe spaces for students
April 12, 2023

Caring adults, including AmeriCorps members, can help to create learning environments where young people thrive and feel welcomed and valued.

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Benefits & Resources
FAQs about the Continuation of Service Benefit
March 22, 2023

City Year strives to offer continued support to its AmeriCorps members. Read on to learn more about our new Continuation…

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Education
Why building trust in schools matters
March 13, 2023

The Everyone Graduates Center’s multi-year research project on City Year’s holistic support services shows how our approach increases trust in…

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Education
New resource to expand educational equity for students
February 28, 2023

Together with a core group of leading organizations that includes City Year, the National Partnership for Student Success releases a…

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Our Impact
City Year’s six areas of impact
February 16, 2023

As an organization committed to continuous learning, the ways in which we and our partners seek to make an impact…

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Benefits & Resources
Support student well-being as a school social worker
January 24, 2023

Serving with City Year can help lay the foundation for a career in social work. Learn more about service with…

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Benefits & Resources
Five qualities that will make you a great mentor
January 17, 2023

City Year AmeriCorps members make great mentors for the students we serve. Learn more about what it takes to be…

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Education
Reimagining our schools by building trust
January 10, 2023

Reimagine education: building trust in schools To educators, parents, youth advocates and changemakers, The pandemic experience has highlighted—perhaps more than…

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Our Alumni
City Year can prepare you for a career in change management
January 6, 2023

Learn to be a change agent during service with City Year AmeriCorps for a potential career in change management.

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National Strategic Partners
National Partners