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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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Macey Amissah-McKinney City Year AmeriCorps
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Meet our new Executive Director
July 19, 2022

Dear champions and supporters of City Year Sacramento,  I am excited and honored to begin a new chapter with City…

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Support in the Classroom
May 25, 2022

When my partner teacher first asked me to meet with Aaron every day for 30 minutes, I knew I had…

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Taking Breaks with City Year
December 21, 2021

I have an 8th grade student in my third period who is often filled with energy, and sitting still in…

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Power Greeting at a New School
November 12, 2021

Power greeting is a part of the City Year culture that is seen often in the schools we serve. This…

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The power of the yellow jacket
October 25, 2021

The yellow jacket is a legacy of trust in Sacramento, people move on but the yellow jacket persists, here’s a…

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Excitement back in the classroom
September 22, 2021

Going out to the yard, playing with the kiddos, and connecting with students makes me feel closer to them and…

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Transitioning to Hybrid Learning
May 24, 2021

The first two weeks of in-person/hybrid service were definitely challenging as I juggled teaching students virtually and in the classroom….

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Community Giving with Five Star Bank
May 19, 2021

Five Star Bank has been a long-time supporter of City Year Sacramento and this year chose to make a deeper…

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Partnering with SMUD to teach students the importance of sustainability
May 17, 2021

City Year Sacramento is grateful to have a strong and ongoing partnership with Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD). They have…

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Building Virtual Community
February 24, 2021

Brain breaks are half-hour sessions led by ACMs and provide a fun, non-academic space for students to hang out and…

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Service Projects in the Remote World
February 12, 2021

While our ability to gather has been curtailed, it has not stopped our partners from stepping up to make a…

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Success stories from digital service: Building an attendance game room
November 20, 2020

This month, the Earl Warren team has put together a virtual game room for our school as an incentive for…

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