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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 equity and social-emotional learning through relationships

December 17, 2019

City Year and Search Institute have been working together since 2017 to explore how City Year AmeriCorps members in Columbus,…

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City Year AmeriCorps members facilitate Hour of Code for students
Education

City Year shares the adventure of coding through Hour of Code

December 10, 2019

City Year, Hour of Code and digital learning opportunities City Year is sharing fun and engaging Hour of Code activities…

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Education

Literacy and lifelong learning at City Year: 21 Books to gift this holiday season

November 26, 2019

Books form the backbone of our conversations, interactions and the collaborative learning experiences that bind us to one another. This…

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Education

Elevating student voice through the HSA

November 13, 2019

City Year’s holistic approach Honoring, engaging and elevating student voice is central to City Year’s whole child work in schools….

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Education

AT&T Chicago Believe Day chronicle 2019

November 7, 2019

Our service partner was La Casa Norte, whose mission is to serve youth and families confronting homelessness. They provide access…

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Education

Become a stronger literacy coach

November 5, 2019

What does building strong relationships with your students have to do with being a great literacy coach? Everything! City Year’s…

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Education

How a focus on equity can help address chronic absenteeism in schools

November 1, 2019

What does it take to address chronic absenteeism in schools? Seven education leaders from across the country turn their focus…

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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

The benefits of a high school degree

$10,386. Statistics from a 2012 Frontline PBS article show that if you drop out of high school chances are that…

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Education

City Year’s tiered interventions explained!

At my City Year partner school, AmeriCorps members provide at-risk students with routine and personalized interventions throughout the year. Interventions…

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Education

City Year Community School Director 101

The Community School model positions schools as resource hubs for neighborhoods.

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Education

Honoring Du Bois as our final African American pioneer in education.

In commemoration of Black History Month 2019, City Year Philadelphia has recognized and paid homage to African-American pioneers in education….

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