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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 alumni.

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Benefits & Resources
Support student well-being as a school social worker
January 24, 2023

Serving with City Year can help lay the foundation for a career in social work. Learn more about service with…

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Benefits & Resources
Five qualities that will make you a great mentor
January 17, 2023

City Year AmeriCorps members make great mentors for the students we serve. Learn more about what it takes to be…

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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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The Corps
Serve a second City Year on Civic Engagement Team
December 21, 2022

City Year AmeriCorps members who are interested in serving another year have the opportunity to apply for the civic engagement…

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Our Impact
The power of greeting students every morning
December 20, 2022

City Year AmeriCorps members greet and welcome students to school every morning to start the day on a positive note.

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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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The Corps
Five cities where you can make a difference with City Year
December 1, 2022

Thinking about applying to serve with City Year, but not sure where? Well, lucky for you, City Year is serving…

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Our Impact
Catching up and keeping up in the classroom
November 30, 2022

Student learning involves a combination of “catching up” and “keeping up” in the classroom. Here is how City Year AmeriCorps…

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City Year AmeriCorps member mid year service
The Corps
What you can expect as a mid-year AmeriCorps member
November 16, 2022

AmeriCorps members starting in January add capacity to existing City Year teams and support even more students in reaching their…

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Benefits & Resources
Commonly asked questions about student loans
October 26, 2022

Helpful tips on how City Year AmeriCorps members can navigate student loan repayment during and after service.

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Benefits & Resources
Five ways to make self-care a daily habit
October 11, 2022

Self-care has been clinically proven to improve your health, happiness and habits. However, with hundreds of blogs and social media…

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