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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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Celebrating equity champion Emerald Anderson-Ford, City Year New Hampshire ’09, ‘10
September 30, 2021

As an activist and equity strategist, Emerald has committed her life’s work to both finding joy and the liberation of…

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Our Alumni
Inspirados por cultura, servicio y la comunidad: Celebrating the Accomplishments of City Year L.A. Latinx Alumni
September 24, 2021

This Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month, we’re highlighting four Latinx members of our community that inspire us and exemplify City Year values…

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Alumni Spotlight: Lisa Parladé (‘10), Associate Director of Academic Advising, The Wharton School
September 13, 2021

Left: Lisa Parladé’s current headshot. Right: Lisa and some of her fellow AmeriCorps members from the Morrison School Team at…

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Meet Brandon Chaderton: City Year Alum and Presidential Appointee
August 23, 2021

Whether serving with City Year, working on a political campaign, or his new role as a presidential appointee—Brandon is committed…

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The Corps
5 Things I Wish I Knew
August 3, 2021

Each year, City Year New Orleans welcomes a new group of talented and dedicated AmeriCorps members. Over their year of…

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Meet educator and City Year alum Bianca Lynch (Washington D.C. ’03)
July 23, 2021

“The structure of City Year is something that I try to bring into not only my classroom, but my personal…

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Our Alumni
Alumni Service Event and Reunion – Event Day
July 19, 2021

Part #1: Opening Ceremony This Alumni event was such a new experience for Care Force, finally after years we were…

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Our Alumni
Celebrating City Year alum and nonprofit founder Dre Thomas
July 13, 2021

Learn more about Dre Thomas, a City Year alum who is constantly pushing the envelope and expanding the reach and…

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Our Alumni
Alumni Spotlight: Luke Hostetter (‘09), Principal of Baldi Middle School

Luke Hostetter, Principal of Baldi Middle School, served as an AmeriCorps Team Leader with City Year Philly in 2008-2009. He…

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Our Alumni
Preparation for the First Annual Alumni Service Event and Reunion
July 5, 2021

  This past year we wanted to engage with Team Care Force and Staff Alumni, so our team put together…

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The Corps
Leadership After City Year: A spotlight on four AmeriCorps members’ career plans
June 21, 2021

AmeriCorps members Andrea Barajas (top left), Lauren Moore (top right), Jessica Szasz (bottom left), and Samirah Thompson (bottom right) discuss…

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Celebrating the City Year LA AmeriCorps Class of 2021
June 17, 2021

Earlier this month we graduated our 2020-21 AmeriCorps class, marking the end of our 14th year of service in Los Angeles.   This year’s corps…

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