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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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The Value of a Mentor
March 8, 2022

When I am asked to describe what ‘mentorship’ means to me, I think of City Year. I am reminded of…

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Education
Social-Emotional Learning Support with Dr. Robert Balfanz
November 18, 2021

What is necessary for students to thrive in education? The idea of what students need to succeed both in the…

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Benefits & Resources
City Year Partners with Hulu for A Virtual Career Week Event
August 13, 2020

From August 3rd-7th, City Year partnered with Hulu to offer a career and professional development experience like no other! This…

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Benefits & Resources
Digital Resources for our San Jose Community (Updated)
March 24, 2020

One of City Year’s core values is teamwork. We strive to work powerfully together in a unified effort to achieve…

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Education
Why mentorship matters
October 23, 2019

We believe in the power of mentorship. For nearly 25 years, we have deployed high-skilled and passionate young adults to…

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Education
Making public schools stronger with caring relationships
May 15, 2019

At a school in California, a student named Juan* takes a deep breath by the classroom door before returning to…

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San Jose skyline
Benefits & Resources
5 things we love about living in San José
March 13, 2019

There is so much more to San José than the latest app or software company. Read on to learn why…

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City Year San Jose Career Prep
Benefits & Resources
Preparing for life after City Year
March 11, 2016

Being a City Year AmeriCorps member is not only a transformative opportunity to make a lasting impact in the lives…

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