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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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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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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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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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Education
How social-emotional supports build math confidence
May 24, 2023

City Year AmeriCorps members are transforming math anxiety into math confidence every day through social-emotional learning.

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Education
Compass Academy develops leaders and learners
May 9, 2023

Compass Academy, a charter public school in Denver, is thriving by holistically supporting its middle school students, many of whom…

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