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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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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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Our Alumni
City Year can prepare you for a career in marketing and geoinformation systems
August 1, 2022

Our corps members can find opportunities to gain professional skills in marketing & communications during their time at City Year….

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Our Alumni
City Year can help prepare you for medical school
July 20, 2022

Wondering how City Year can help prepare you for medical school? Check out this advice from a City Year alum…

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The Corps
How City Year AmeriCorps members and teachers can work together
July 12, 2022

For City Year AmeriCorps members to serve as student success coaches, it’s important for them to establish strong working relationships…

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The Corps
City Year can prepare you for a career in school psychology
June 21, 2022

Creating support systems for students is not a one-size-fits-all solution. Learn how City Year service can propel you towards a…

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The Corps
What to expect at the start of City Year service
June 13, 2022

Learn what it’s like to serve at City Year and what to expect at the start of service. City Year…

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The Corps
Thoughtful ways to say goodbye to your students
June 7, 2022

Check out these helpful tips to end your service term with City Year in a meaningful way for yourself and…

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The Corps
Succeeding with the support of Red Nose Day
May 24, 2022

Support students and AmeriCorps members by putting your noses on and supporting the Red Nose Day campaign!

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Our Alumni
City Year can help you launch a marketing career in tech
May 17, 2022

As a City Year alum, you can use your unique service experience to launch a career in tech! Learn more…

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City Year builds developmental relationships with students
The Corps
Successfully Closing Out Student Relationships
May 11, 2022

City Year emphasizes trusting and consistent relationships with the students we serve. Learn more about these developmental student relationships.

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