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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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Support in the Classroom
May 25, 2022

When my partner teacher first asked me to meet with Aaron every day for 30 minutes, I knew I had…

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Taking Breaks with City Year
December 21, 2021

I have an 8th grade student in my third period who is often filled with energy, and sitting still in…

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Power Greeting at a New School
November 12, 2021

Power greeting is a part of the City Year culture that is seen often in the schools we serve. This…

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The power of the yellow jacket
October 25, 2021

The yellow jacket is a legacy of trust in Sacramento, people move on but the yellow jacket persists, here’s a…

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Excitement back in the classroom
September 22, 2021

Going out to the yard, playing with the kiddos, and connecting with students makes me feel closer to them and…

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Our Alumni
WELCOME BACK RUBEN!
March 19, 2021

Although I completed my service with City Year from 2014-2016, it remains one of the most supportive and encouraging networks…

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Building Virtual Community
February 24, 2021

Brain breaks are half-hour sessions led by ACMs and provide a fun, non-academic space for students to hang out and…

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Our Alumni
Life after City Year with Kristy
December 15, 2020

I applied for City Year senior year of college, knowing that I eventually wanted to go to graduate school to…

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Benefits & Resources
Networking outside my comfort zone
December 9, 2020

While my intentions are to pursue a career in education, this networking event pushed me to reflect on the wide…

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Our Impact
Success stories from digital service: Building an attendance game room
November 20, 2020

This month, the Earl Warren team has put together a virtual game room for our school as an incentive for…

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The Corps
Q&A with Riley Henry, First Year AmeriCorps Member
September 23, 2020

I hope to serve the students to the best of my abilities, give them the resources they need to succeed,…

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Our Alumni
Life after City Year with Mack
August 19, 2020

My name is Mack and I was the Team Leader at St. HOPE from 2018-2019. I now work at UC…

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