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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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A Love Letter to Buffalo, New York
May 13, 2024

You may not have heard a whole lot about Buffalo, New York, but it’s the second biggest city in the…

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Benefits & Resources
How to use your Segal Education Award
April 29, 2024

Did you know that one of the key benefits AmeriCorps members receive is access to the Segal Education Award to…

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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
Top 5 Reasons to Join City Year New Hampshire
January 4, 2024

A year of service with City Year is impactful for communities and transformative for the young people who serve. As…

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The Corps
Taco Bell Live Más Scholarship: Tips and Tricks
December 21, 2023

Taco Bell’s Live Más Scholarship application is now open until Jan. 3, 2023, and young adults ages 16-24—including City Year…

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An AmeriCorps member in a classroom.
Benefits & Resources
City Year application tips
December 11, 2023

Here at City Year, we want to make our application process as smooth as possible. Here’s a checklist of application…

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Equity
City Year promotes welcoming spaces
October 11, 2023

In honor of National Coming Out Day, City Year is reasserting our desire to create welcoming spaces where we work…

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Our Impact
Learn about a partnership to support students
October 4, 2023

A recently issued report from the National Partnership for Student Success (NPSS) shows a dramatic increase in the number of…

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Our Community
Four Lessons I Learned at City Year
September 28, 2023

  I’m Lily Proudman and from 2018 to 2020, I served as an AmeriCorps member with City Year Chicago. I…

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Benefits & Resources
Everything about housing and relocation for City Year
July 25, 2023

Many of our AmeriCorps members relocate to cities across the country to begin service, which takes time, energy and careful…

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City Year AmeriCorps members with students at school
Benefits & Resources
Las cinco preguntas principales que tienes sobre el servicio City Year, respondidas
June 9, 2023

Ines Brookens, una alumna y consejera de servicio de City Year, respondió a las cinco preguntas principales que ustedes tuvieron…

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Equity
How City Year centers equity and community in research
April 17, 2023

As City Year centers equity in our research work, we’ve defined and adjusted new capacities: community-based action research, trend forecasting…

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