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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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Our Alumni
How Does City Year Prepare Young Adults for Career in Covid-era? The Answer is In the Numbers.
July 21, 2020

As employers continue to hire individuals with the right skills for limited positions, how does City Year prepare young adults…

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The Corps
Self-Care During Hard Times
April 24, 2020

How do you practice self-care? If you’re not sure, ask yourself these questions.

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The Corps
If Only You Knew
April 6, 2020

This poem is a written reflection that Maraina wrote in the early transition from in-school service during these uncertain times….

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City Year AmeriCorps members and community volunteers paint a large mural at San Antonio Elementary School for MLK Day of Service
The Corps
A Team Leaders’s Perspective on MLK Day of Service in 3 PITWs
February 24, 2020

Each year, City Year’s Martin Luther King Jr Day of Service celebrates the legacy of Dr. King by mobilizing thousands…

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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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The Corps
New year, new school: welcome to City Year Mt. Pleasant High School!

Opening Day is an event that takes place at all 29 City Year sites across the nation and is a…

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The Corps
A word from our Executive Director Pete Settelmayer

After a whirlwind ten months, the 2017-2018 school year has come to a bittersweet end. This past year yielded many…

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The Corps
The Idealist

Written by Yvan Le, AmeriCorps Member serving on the Synopsys team at Thomas P. Ryan Elementary School

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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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The Corps
What do City Year AmeriCorps members do? Run afterschool programs
March 20, 2019

City Year San José alumnae Kailey Rawston and Liza Flores share how they managed afterschool time and creatively kept about 100 first and…

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