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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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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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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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The Corps
Adventure awaits wherever you serve with City Year
September 27, 2022

While working on her City Year application, Jessica Butay reached the question: Where would you like to apply to serve?…

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Our Alumni
City Year alums shine in the corporate world
September 13, 2022

Learn more about the benefits of service with City Year AmeriCorps, including preparation for a career, exclusive scholarships, the Segal…

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Education
Vote to help City Year win a spot at SXSW EDU!
August 10, 2022

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

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