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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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Benefits & Resources
How City Year advisers can help with your applications
January 6, 2021

Service Year Advisors help prospective and confirmed corps members move from application to registration and are a valuable resource to…

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Benefits & Resources
5 things you should know before applying
December 16, 2020

Thinking about applying to serve with City Year AmeriCorps? Here are five key things you should consider first!

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Our Impact
Taking an Hour of Code break during virtual learning
December 8, 2020

Bringing ‘Hour of Code’ and established afterschool programs to online learning is keeping students connected during COVID-19

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Education
What students need to graduate high school and reach their goals
December 2, 2020

What if every student had a near-peer tutor, mentor and role model—a Student Success Coach—to help them stay engaged and…

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Education
Vote for City Year to present at SXSW EDU 2021
November 10, 2020

Help City Year win a chance to present at SXSW EDU 2021 on the role of the City Year AmeriCorps…

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Our Impact
Fostering student belonging during distance learning
October 22, 2020

How can educators help distance learners feel like an important part of their school community? Read about one school’s approach:…

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Benefits & Resources
How to use your Segal AmeriCorps Education award
October 15, 2020

Learn more about the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award, given to all City Year AmeriCorps alumni to help further their education.

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Our Impact
Bringing civic engagement into a virtual world: Giving Compass
September 30, 2020

As the school year begins in the wake of a pandemic, this story outlines how can we help students and…

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Our Impact
New study highlights benefits of AmeriCorps
September 22, 2020

People who are familiar with national service programs such as AmeriCorps and Senior Corps have always understood the many ways…

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Education
City Year rolls out new resources for teachers during COVID-19
September 2, 2020

City Year is releasing a collection of resources to help educators rapidly put in place equitable teaching practices that strengthen…

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Education
Equity-based Educational Research: Emerging Lessons from City Year’s work
August 31, 2020

An equity-based approach to research matters because it ensures that the research will benefit everyone. At a moment when education…

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Education
The psychological challenges for students and teachers ahead: Three immediate things we can do to help them
August 24, 2020

COVID is complicating back-to-school. But it’s also offering us an opportunity to focus on student and teacher mental health.

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