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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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Education
Building strategic partnerships to provide students with year-round learning support
September 19, 2018

City Year and BellXcel are developing a new collaborative partnership because we know that for students to succeed in the classroom…

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Education
Photo essay: inspiring girls to believe in themselves
August 13, 2018

Two years ago, Tatiyana Murray was 21, wrapping up her bachelor’s degree in political science and searching for a meaningful experience as her…

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Education
City Year: A breakthrough innovation in education
May 28, 2018

For more than a decade, Deloitte has helped City Year to assess the financial and strategic viability of its services…

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Education
Voices from the field: the power of caring adults to support students’ social-emotional needs
May 16, 2018

During my time as a City Year AmeriCorps member in Baton Rouge, I experienced firsthand how powerful and transformational positive…

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Education
National service fuels a holistic approach to student and school success in our highest-need communities
October 2, 2017

Our three decades of youth development experience, along with external research, has shown that students’ academic success is directly tied…

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An elementary school student wearing a bow and a backpack high-fives several AmeriCorps members as she arrives at school on time
Education
Why City Year strives to ensure that students come to #SchoolEveryDay
September 11, 2017

Research shows that chronic absenteeism is an indicator that a student is in trouble academically and is at increased risk…

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Education
Exploring growth mindset in high-need schools. Highlight: Detroit
June 30, 2017

Learn about City Year’s ongoing efforts to integrate research-based academic and social-emotional supports in schools across the country.

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An AmeriCorps member and her Impact Manager walk down the hallway
Education
“My time as an Impact Manager has taught me that it really does take a village to raise a child.”
March 30, 2017

Read the interview with Matt to learn more about what it takes to be an Impact Manager and take a…

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Education
Building relationships through a shared love of reading
March 8, 2017

During the class reading time, Jolene would cringe when it was her turn to read out loud and often didn’t…

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Education
Spring means serious business in our schools
March 2, 2017

All of the standardized tests my students will be taking soon are rigorous, and for third graders represents a certain…

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Education
Connecting social justice and literacy
October 8, 2015

Learn more about literacy for social justice at City Year schools as an avenue to educational equity.

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Education
A meeting with the President
May 3, 2015

It’s taking a while to sink in. And still, it hasn’t completely.

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  • New York Life Foundation logo
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National Partners
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  • Bain Capital logo
  • Celanese logo
  • NFL Inspire Change logo
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