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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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Our Community
Mental health awareness month: one recipe at a time
May 10, 2022

A City Year staff member shares how she uses baking to connect, tell stories and work through life’s toughest moments…

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Equity
City Year’s research agenda: An equity-focused learning journey
March 31, 2022

We’re sharing our new research and learning agenda and our journey to embrace an equity-focused approach as we seek to…

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Asset based language in City Year communities
Equity
Asset-based language mirrors the communities we serve
March 29, 2022

City Year is dedicated to adopting an asset-based approach to describe the students, schools and communities we serve.

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Our Community
Supporting student mental health and wellbeing
June 29, 2021

Anthony Lawrence is an impact manager for City Year Kansas City, guiding and supporting a team of City Year AmeriCorps…

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Equity
Supporting schools with the help of Red Nose Day
May 24, 2021

Get ready to put your digital #NosesOn to help Red Nose Day raise funds that support students, teachers and AmeriCorps…

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Our Community
2021 Comcast NBCUniversal Leadership Award Winners
May 14, 2021

City Year alumni make a difference in their communities and careers long after their year or two of service is…

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Our Community
Creating a community of care
May 13, 2021

This has been a hard year. During the pandemic, we have each navigated uncertainty and loss and, at the same…

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The Corps
Q&A with City Year’s Equity Strategists
October 8, 2020

City Year is committed to becoming an anti-racist organization as part of our ongoing efforts to center diversity, belonging, inclusion…

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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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