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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 alums.

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Serving with City Year right out of high school
December 19, 2023

If you’re not exactly sure what you want to do after high school, you’re not alone. That doesn’t mean your…

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The power of student success coaches in schools
November 9, 2023

City Year is releasing a new resource for practitioners, The Power of Student Success Coaches in Community Schools. This guide…

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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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Serving as a City Year student success coach
September 12, 2023

Earlier this year, we sat down with several City Year Los Angeles AmeriCorps members and alumni and asked them two…

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Three tips to connect with students this fall
August 31, 2023

Have you ever felt vulnerable or insecure when walking into a new environment? Especially at the start of a new…

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