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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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National service builds critical workforce, civic and life skills
June 5, 2024

A new research project, the City Year Alumni Bridging Study, explores how the national service program AmeriCorps prepares young people…

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Our Alumni
City Year Honors Nonprofit Founder Dustin LaFont
May 21, 2024

The City Year Alumni Leadership Awards, presented by Truist, are City Year’s highest alumni recognition. The awards recognize outstanding alums…

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Our Alumni
City Year Honors Young Alum Derek Qiu
April 30, 2024

The City Year Alumni Leadership Awards, presented by Truist, are City Year’s highest alumni recognition. The awards recognize outstanding alums…

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Our Impact
An Inclusive Approach To Financial Literacy
April 25, 2024

What does it mean to take a holistic approach to financial wellness? How do you take the full context of…

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Our Impact
Creating hope and opportunity in Memphis through partnerships
April 16, 2024

Over the last few months, City Year Memphis and their local Starbucks partners—along with several other community organizations, businesses and…

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Our Impact
Our equitable research learning journey continues
March 4, 2024

City Year’s equity-based research journey continues City Year has always been a learning organization, seeking out feedback, developing deep collaborations,…

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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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The Corps
HBCU alum shares why she serves with City Year
February 14, 2024

Maybe you’ve heard of Howard University, Spellman College, Tennessee State or Morehouse? You’ve definitely heard of some of their most…

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Our Impact
AmeriCorps provides childcare benefits for parents
February 7, 2024

City Year AmeriCorps members receive a modest living stipend during their service experience with us. And although we’ve been able…

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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
City Year commemorates MLK Day across the country
January 19, 2024

This year would have marked Dr. King’s 95th birthday. The Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service commemorates his legacy,…

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Our Impact
3 ways student success coaches help schools thrive
January 11, 2024

Student success coaches (SSCs) are young people, ages 17 to 25, who serve with City Year on teams as tutors,…

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