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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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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 Impact
The six drivers of student success coaching
March 1, 2022

Student success coaching represents what we’ve learned from our decade-and-a-half of serving in schools and hope to do alongside students,…

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Our Impact
Student success coaches can help students graduate
October 13, 2021

Establishing a Student Success Corps would help increase capacity in systemically under-resourced schools and help improve student engagement and graduation…

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Our Impact
Reflecting on a remarkable year with City Year’s Annual Report
September 15, 2021

We’re pleased to share our annual report, a look back at our work in 2019-2020—a year of challenge, learning and…

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Education
Vote to help City Year win a spot at SXSW EDU!
August 10, 2021

Your ballot counts! Take a few minutes to help City Year share its vision for advancing educational equity and supporting…

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Our Impact
Advancing educational equity with the Network for School Improvement during COVID-19
July 28, 2021

Throughout the pandemic, City Year’s Network for School Improvement has helped educators find new ways to prioritize the well-being of…

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Education
What the COVID-19 pandemic taught us about supporting students and practitioners
July 14, 2021

The challenges of COVID-19 showed how essential student success coaches can be. AmeriCorps members collaborated with teachers and communities to…

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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 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
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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