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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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5 reasons to live in LA
October 20, 2021

There are over 600,000 students in the Los Angeles Unified School District who need and deserve our support in order…

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Top things you should know about City Year before you apply
September 2, 2021

Wherever you are in the application process, we want to help you feel prepared for service with City Year AmeriCorps….

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4 ways to stretch your AmeriCorps stipend
July 20, 2021

When you’re living on an AmeriCorps stipend, every penny counts. To help you make the most of your bi-weekly stipend,…

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Making a teaching career more affordable
June 17, 2021

City Year offers a fellowship program that makes becoming a teacher more affordable for AmeriCorps members. Learn more.

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Everything you need to know about housing and relocation for City Year
April 20, 2021

Each year, many of our AmeriCorps members relocate to cities across the country to begin service. We know that this…

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Prepare to serve with City Year’s pre-service checklist
April 13, 2021

Connect with your service year advisor, join virtual engagement sessions, learn more about your new community, and complete your onboarding…

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Thinking about a year of service in Kansas City? Here’s what recruiters think you should know.
April 2, 2021

Experience with kids is a plus, but it’s not the only way to stand out. Tutoring and mentoring kids is…

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Idealist LACY Goals
February 12, 2021

This blog started as a commentary on my job search after City Year. When I graduated from college last year,…

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Tips to ace job interviews from AmeriCorps mentors
January 26, 2021

The interview is a space for you to tell your prospective employer more about your background, experiences, and to express…

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Supporting Your Pre-Service Experience
January 6, 2021

Service Year Advisors help prospective and confirmed corps members move from application to registration and are a valuable resource to…

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5 things you should know before applying
December 16, 2020

Thinking about applying to serve with City Year AmeriCorps? Here are five key things you should consider first!

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Meet Taco Bell’s Live Más Scholarship Winner, Clark Shimeall
December 11, 2020

City Year Boston offers a robust community-based experience that encourages you to grow professionally and personally. We offer many different resources to support our AmeriCorps members in their plans…

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