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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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Community Partnership during COVID: Meeting the Needs of Students
June 7, 2021

In the midst of the many challenges of COVID, one bright spot for City Year has been the opportunity for…

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Our Impact
Reflecting on a remarkable year with City Year’s Annual Report
September 15, 2021

We’re pleased to share our annual report, a look back at our work in 2019-2020—a year of challenge, learning and…

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The Corps
What you can expect as a mid-year AmeriCorps member
August 31, 2021

Mid-year AmeriCorps members add capacity to existing City Year teams and support even more students in reaching their full potential….

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Our Alumni
Meet Brandon Chaderton: City Year Alum and Presidential Appointee
August 23, 2021

Whether serving with City Year, working on a political campaign, or his new role as a presidential appointee—Brandon is committed…

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The Corps
What to expect at the start of City Year service
August 17, 2021

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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Our Alumni
Meet educator and City Year alum Bianca Lynch (Washington D.C. ’03)
July 23, 2021

“The structure of City Year is something that I try to bring into not only my classroom, but my personal…

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Our Alumni
Celebrating City Year alum and nonprofit founder Dre Thomas
July 13, 2021

Learn more about Dre Thomas, a City Year alum who is constantly pushing the envelope and expanding the reach and…

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The Corps
Reflections from multiple years of service
July 7, 2021

Vanessa is a 3rd year City Year Corps member with a wonderful perspective on supporting her community. Learn more about…

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City Year AmeriCorps in school service
The Corps
National service can help young people find jobs
June 23, 2021

National service like City Year will be more important than ever for young adults navigating a changing and recovering labor…

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The Corps
Resources to support the mental health and well-being of our corps
May 15, 2021

Here are four ways we work to support City Year AmeriCorps member wellbeing and mental health during their service year…

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The Corps
A City Year is more than just a gap year
May 5, 2021

Alum Claire Dempsey shares her experience of taking a gap year before college to do City Year.

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The Corps
Connecting students to school during COVID-19
April 22, 2021

How AmeriCorps members support and engage students during the pandemic by listening and learning

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The Corps
Lessons Learned from two years of City Year service
March 30, 2021

Amari has learned to lead with empathy throughout his two years of service with City Year AmeriCorps. Learn more about…

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