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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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Meet Impact Coach Deanne Austin
March 29, 2023

  Meet City Year Detroit’s newest Impact Coach, Deanne Austin! Impact Coaches are the instructional experts who work with AmeriCorps…

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City Year 101: Literacy Interventions and Tutoring
February 28, 2023

AmeriCorps members at Southwark School kicked off the 2022-23 school year with a free book fair to instill a love…

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City Year’s six areas of impact
February 16, 2023

As an organization committed to continuous learning, the ways in which we and our partners seek to make an impact…

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City Year Detroit Connects with Code
February 3, 2023

  There are nearly 700,000 open computing jobs in the US, but only 80,000 computer science students graduated into the…

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City Year Seattle / King County’s Plan to Support Students’ Pandemic Rebound & Strengthen the AmeriCorps Experience
February 1, 2023

City Year Seattle/King County’s plan to support students’ pandemic rebound and how they will strengthen the AmeriCorps experience.

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City Year Marches for Unity: San Antonio’s 36th MLK Jr. March
January 26, 2023

“Everyone can be great because everyone can serve.”  – Martin Luther King Jr.   City Year San Antonio was honored…

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Our Alumni
Life After City Year: Pathways for the Future

At City Year, like many organizations, we live in a world of acronyms. As an alumna, I believe the most…

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The Next Generation: A Farewell and Thank You from Executive Director Jennie Johnson
January 20, 2023

It is with deep and bittersweet gratitude that I will be stepping down as Executive Director of City Year Providence…

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Reflecting on Privilege
January 9, 2023

  One of the most important aspects of our service as Americorps Members is being able to critically reflect on…

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Meet Impact Manager Brittany Yost

  Meet City Year Detroit Impact Manager, Brittany Yost! Impact Managers lead and develop a team of AmeriCorps members as…

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Supporting English Language Learners in the Classroom
December 22, 2022

Starting a service year with City Year, I was nervous about what the experience would be like. Now that I’ve…

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The Impact of Individualized Support
December 20, 2022

    I grew up in Lexington,Massachusetts, a town that is well known for two things: being the start of…

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