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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 alumni.

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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
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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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Vote to help City Year win a spot at SXSW EDU!
August 10, 2021

Your ballot counts! Take a few minutes to help City Year share its vision for advancing educational equity and supporting…

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City Year student in school
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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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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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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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City Year student learning pencil and paper
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Fostering student belonging during distance learning
October 22, 2020

How can educators help distance learners feel like an important part of their school community? Read about one school’s approach:…

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Bringing civic engagement into a virtual world: Giving Compass
September 30, 2020

As the school year begins in the wake of a pandemic, this story outlines how can we help students and…

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City Year AmeriCorps national service with student
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New study highlights benefits of AmeriCorps
September 22, 2020

People who are familiar with national service programs such as AmeriCorps and Senior Corps have always understood the many ways…

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City Year AmeriCorps member serving in Philadelphia schools
Education
When classes resume, City Year will be there for students
July 8, 2020

City Year is committed to learning from partners and the communities we serve to reimagine the future of our student-level…

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