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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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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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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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Seven cities where you can make a difference to students
March 10, 2021

Explore seven cities where we have a need for extraordinary young people to serve and mentor students.

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Celebrating our remarkable AmeriCorps
March 8, 2021

Hidden figures: The corps of young people helping build stronger educational networks.

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How to mentor like a pro
February 22, 2021

Learn more about City Year’s emphasis on mentorship. Becoming a good mentor takes practice, listening and reflection.

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Building a Beloved, Bilingual Community in Philadelphia
February 18, 2021

Our City Year AmeriCorps members serve in schools to promote educational equity as student success coaches. Learn more about service…

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The Corps
A year like no other: supporting students during COVID-19
February 9, 2021

While service looks different at each of City Year’s 29 U.S. sites during COVID-19, connecting with students remains the priority…

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The Corps
Impact Managers make a difference–even during COVID-19
February 2, 2021

Impact Managers are an integral part of the City Year experience and offer Corps members support and build trusting relationships…

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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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The Corps
Representation matters: The power of serving your community
November 12, 2020

The power of diverse educational representation Abraham Galán still remembers what it’s like to feel out-of-place in school. Growing up…

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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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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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