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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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Advancing educational equity with the Network for School Improvement during COVID-19
July 28, 2021

Throughout the pandemic, City Year’s Network for School Improvement has helped educators find new ways to prioritize the well-being of…

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What the COVID-19 pandemic taught us about supporting students and practitioners
July 14, 2021

The challenges of COVID-19 showed how essential student success coaches can be. AmeriCorps members collaborated with teachers and communities to…

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Our Impact
Making Service to Students Possible
June 25, 2021

City Year Orlando is grateful to Heart of Florida United Way for their continued investment and partnership in our work…

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Education
Why we don’t use the term “learning loss”
June 15, 2021

As an organization that’s trying to shift to more asset-based language and better honor and celebrate the students and schools…

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City Year Memphis morning greeting for students
Education
Trusting relationships fuel City Year’s work in Memphis
June 1, 2021

The trusting relationships City Year Memphis created with AmeriCorps members and school partners led to deeper collaboration during the pandemic.

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Education
Sharing City Year’s innovation work
May 27, 2021

Working with partners to design equitable learning environments is an important part of City Year’s innovation and school design efforts.

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Education
The Psychological Challenges for Students and Teachers Ahead
May 19, 2021

Three immediate things we can do to help students and teachers

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Education
City Year CEO on Supporting Students Through the Pandemic
May 3, 2021

AmeriCorps members are intentionally checking in with both students and adults to see how they are doing; for example, one…

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Equity
CYP Hosts Third Year of BARWE215 – Building Anti-Racist White Educators Philadelphia
April 23, 2021

City Year’s work is founded upon 10 core values. Belief in the Power of Young People, Empathy, Social Justice for…

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Education
The Value of Social Breaktime Activities
March 23, 2021

By: Alejandro Higareda City Year L.A. AmeriCorps member, NOW Academy Given the virtual learning setting, resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, in-class spaces for social activity have…

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City Year AmeriCorps member virtual learning practices
Education
Pi Day: Infinite ways to celebrate the magic of circles
March 11, 2021

The circle has intrigued brilliant minds and more recently helped NASA explore Mars! Learn more about Pi and how it…

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City Year Philadelphia AmeriCorps member appreciation
The Corps
Celebrating our remarkable AmeriCorps
March 8, 2021

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

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