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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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Our Alumni
City Year honors three outstanding alums
February 26, 2024

Awards season is in full swing, and that includes here at City Year! We recently hosted our annual alumni awards…

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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
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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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 Impact
Learn about a partnership to support students
October 4, 2023

A recently issued report from the National Partnership for Student Success (NPSS) shows a dramatic increase in the number of…

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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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Education
Vote for City Year’s two panel ideas for SXSW EDU!
August 9, 2023

Your ballot counts! Help City Year bring together educators to discuss how to prioritize anti-racist research strategies in education.

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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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Education
Helping students own their learning
July 5, 2023

How can we ensure students have positive learning experiences while challenging them too? City Year encourages students to own their…

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Education
California Student Success Coach Learning Network
June 13, 2023

Eight youth-serving organizations are expanding student success coaching into schools and extended learning programs throughout California.

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National Strategic Partners
National Partners