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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 alums.

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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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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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City Year alum and staff member Michael Stevens, 2023 Staff Alumni Impact Award winner
Our Alumni
Celebrating mentor and City Year alum Michael Stevens
June 6, 2023

Michael Stevens is currently senior vice president and executive director of City Year D.C. He was honored with the 2022…

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City Year alum and staff member Nicole Tsang, 2023 Staff Alumni Impact Award winner
Our Alumni
Celebrating City Year alum Nicole Tsang
May 31, 2023

Nicole Tsang is a City Year New York alum and current City Year National staff member. She was honored with…

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Our Alumni
City Year alums: A lifetime of impact
May 3, 2023

When our AmeriCorps members become alums at the end of the school year, they continue to lead and serve—bringing valuable…

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City Year alum Yvonne Garcia
Our Alumni
Celebrating City Year alum Yvonne Garcia
April 24, 2023

Yvonne’s journey as an educator started as an AmeriCorps member with City Year San Antonio. She is now an award-winning…

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Cadence Pentheny (New Hampshire '17, '18) 2022 Distinguished Young Alum award recipient
Our Alumni
Celebrating City Year alum Cadence Pentheny
February 21, 2023

Cadence Pentheny, City Year New Hampshire ‘17, ‘18, awarded the 2022 Alumni Leadership Award for their dedication to social justice.

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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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Our Community
Trust is a building block for learning
December 12, 2022

This blog is based on an AmeriCorps member training guide sponsored by Colgate, which in 2022 awarded City Year the…

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Our Alumni
City Year Alumni Leadership Award Winners 2022
December 7, 2022

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

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Our Alumni
City Year helps prepare you for a social work career
October 3, 2022

Rebecca Charles served as an AmeriCorps member at City Year Philadelphia during the 2018-2019 school year. After her year of…

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