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Our stories

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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A partner teacher at one of our schools.
Education
City Year Los Angeles Teacher Spotlight
February 12, 2020

City Year AmeriCorps members work side-by-side in collaboration with their partner teachers to fully support their students in the classroom. We are…

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Student at a City Year School raises their hand
Education
SXSW EDU: Focusing on Equity to Address Chronic Absenteeism
January 28, 2020

What does it take to reduce chronic absenteeism? Practices that address educational inequities and ensure students feel seen, heard and…

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Students and AmeriCorps member
Education
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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City Year AmeriCorps member in library with student
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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AmeriCorps member is on playground with students while they play
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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AT&T volunteers throw their hands up in a spirit break at the end of their service day
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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city year americorps member stands and helps two students who are sitting at a table working on schoolwork
Education
The benefits of a high school degree
October 23, 2019

$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
Why mentorship matters

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
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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