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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 alums.

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The Corps
HBCU alum shares why she serves with City Year
February 14, 2024

Maybe you’ve heard of Howard University, Spellman College, Tennessee State or Morehouse? You’ve definitely heard of some of their most…

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Our Alumni
City Year Alumni Leadership Award Winners 2023
January 26, 2024

City Year honors four incredible alums for their dedication to social justice.

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Our Impact
3 ways student success coaches help schools thrive
January 11, 2024

Student success coaches (SSCs) are young people, ages 17 to 25, who serve with City Year on teams as tutors,…

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Our Impact
Top 5 Reasons to Join City Year New Hampshire
January 4, 2024

A year of service with City Year is impactful for communities and transformative for the young people who serve. As…

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The Corps
Taco Bell Live Más Scholarship: Tips and Tricks
December 21, 2023

Taco Bell’s Live Más Scholarship application is now open until Jan. 3, 2023, and young adults ages 16-24—including City Year…

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An AmeriCorps member in a classroom.
Benefits & Resources
City Year application tips
December 11, 2023

Here at City Year, we want to make our application process as smooth as possible. Here’s a checklist of application…

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Equity
City Year promotes welcoming spaces
October 11, 2023

In honor of National Coming Out Day, City Year is reasserting our desire to create welcoming spaces where we work…

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Our Community
Four Lessons I Learned at City Year
September 28, 2023

  I’m Lily Proudman and from 2018 to 2020, I served as an AmeriCorps member with City Year Chicago. I…

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Our Impact
Three tips to connect with students this fall
August 31, 2023

Have you ever felt vulnerable or insecure when walking into a new environment? Especially at the start of a new…

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A group of AmeriCorps members are gathered on a walking bridge in the city.
The Corps
Three self-care tips to support your well-being during service
August 4, 2023

Learn from two City Year alums about how boundaries and healthy approaches to self-care helped them better support students.

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Benefits & Resources
Everything about housing and relocation for City Year
July 25, 2023

Many of our AmeriCorps members relocate to cities across the country to begin service, which takes time, energy and careful…

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An elementary school student wearing a bow and a backpack high-fives several AmeriCorps members as she arrives at school on time
The Corps
Formas reflexivas de despedirse de sus alumnos
June 20, 2023

Aquí hay algunas maneras de hacer que sus despedidas sean una experiencia significativa y positiva para usted y sus estudiantes.

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National Strategic Partners
National Partners