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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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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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Mental health awareness month: one recipe at a time
May 10, 2022

A City Year staff member shares how she uses baking to connect, tell stories and work through life’s toughest moments…

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The six drivers of student success coaching
March 1, 2022

Student success coaching represents what we’ve learned from our decade-and-a-half of serving in schools and hope to do alongside students,…

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Student success coaches can help students graduate
October 13, 2021

Establishing a Student Success Corps would help increase capacity in systemically under-resourced schools and help improve student engagement and graduation…

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City Year Virtual service during COVID-19
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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Advancing educational equity with the Network for School Improvement during COVID-19
July 28, 2021

Throughout the pandemic, City Year’s Network for School Improvement has helped educators find new ways to prioritize the well-being of…

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Education
What the COVID-19 pandemic taught us about supporting students and practitioners
July 14, 2021

The challenges of COVID-19 showed how essential student success coaches can be. AmeriCorps members collaborated with teachers and communities to…

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Supporting student mental health and wellbeing
June 29, 2021

Anthony Lawrence is an impact manager for City Year Kansas City, guiding and supporting a team of City Year AmeriCorps…

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Our Community
2021 Comcast NBCUniversal Leadership Award Winners
May 14, 2021

City Year alumni make a difference in their communities and careers long after their year or two of service is…

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Our Community
Creating a community of care
May 13, 2021

This has been a hard year. During the pandemic, we have each navigated uncertainty and loss and, at the same…

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Our Impact
Taking an Hour of Code break during virtual learning
December 8, 2020

Bringing ‘Hour of Code’ and established afterschool programs to online learning is keeping students connected during COVID-19

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Education
Vote for City Year to present at SXSW EDU 2021
November 10, 2020

Help City Year win a chance to present at SXSW EDU 2021 on the role of the City Year AmeriCorps…

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