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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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Spotlight on Sharif El-Mekki, City Year Philly’s 2022 Idealist of the Year
April 4, 2022

City Year Philadelphia’s annual Red Jacket Gala is coming up next month on Thursday, May 5. We’re looking forward to…

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Equity
City Year’s research agenda: An equity-focused learning journey
March 31, 2022

We’re sharing our new research and learning agenda and our journey to embrace an equity-focused approach as we seek to…

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Asset based language in City Year communities
Equity
Asset-based language mirrors the communities we serve
March 29, 2022

City Year is dedicated to adopting an asset-based approach to describe the students, schools and communities we serve.

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Equity
Building diverse and equitable organizations: Q&A with Loren Hudson, Chief Diversity Officer at Comcast Cable
March 8, 2022

As part of City Year’s commitment to becoming an anti-racist organization, we are actively building Diversity, Belonging, Inclusion, and Equity…

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Equity
How City Year Detroit Celebrated Black History Month
March 1, 2022

As we enter a new month, we want to take a moment to both reflect on and share a few…

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Equity
Emerging Historians: A Personal Reflection on Black History Month
February 28, 2022

Someone recently asked me, “Are you able to show up to work as your authentic self?” My response was, “I…

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Our Impact
San Antonio Site Equity Council
January 27, 2022

The City Year San Antonio (CYSA) Site Equity Council (SEC) was established in the summer of 2020 as an initiative…

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Our Impact
Building The Infrastructure For Student Success

The day I was selected to be City Year San Antonio’s English Language Arts Coordinator for Sam Houston High School…

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Our Impact
Celebrating our 15th Annual MLK Day of Service
January 26, 2022

On January 17th our Los Angeles Civic Engagement Team (CE) brought together 230 staff and AmeriCorps members for a “Day…

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Our Impact
Celebrating World Kindness Week 2021 with Snapchat and City Year Los Angeles
November 23, 2021

Earlier this month our Los Angeles Civic Engagement Team teamed up with our partners at Snapchat for World Kindness Week…

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Our Community
Celebrating Filipino-American Leaders in our Community
November 4, 2021

This past October marked Filipino American Heritage Month, celebrating Filipino culture and the immense impact and contributions that the Filipino…

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Equity
#WeNeedBlackTeachers – Q&A with Darryl Bundrige, City Year Philly Executive Director
September 30, 2021

In September 2021, the Center for Black Educator Development, a frequent City Year Philly collaborator, launched a new campaign called…

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