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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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City Year Columbus alum Alen Amimi stands in a group hug with his teammates
Our Alumni

#cyhead2toe: Alums reflect on a decade of service

January 8, 2020

we invited several members of our 32,000+ alumni community to share short uniform stories that explore the power and potential…

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Jim Balfanz, President and CEO of City Year
Our Alumni

James A. Balfanz Announced as City Year CEO

December 6, 2019

Please join us in congratulating Jim Balfanz on his appointment as CEO of City Year.

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Our Alumni

Care Force Alumni Spotlight: Ken Wakwe

November 13, 2019

Introducing Ken Wakwe! We were able to have a chat with Ken Wakwe and talk about his service with City Year. We talked to him about his recent roles and how he uses…

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Our Alumni

25 years of service: reflections from City Year AmeriCorps first cohort alum, Kanna Kunchala

October 31, 2019

As part of the first class of AmeriCorps members to serve with City Year in 1994-1995, I have had the…

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Our Alumni

Choosing a life of service: from Peace Corps to City Year

October 30, 2019

When you’ve been a part of something greater than yourself it’s impossible to return to business as usual. I knew…

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Our Alumni

#WCW: Alex Diorio

October 23, 2019

Alex Diorio is a very proud alumn of City Year (2014, 2015) and had the privilege to serve in two…

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Our Alumni

#HumansOfCYTulsa: service with City Year helps alumnus develop passion, skills and purpose to fight food insecurity

My time with City Year Tulsa has and will continue to serve as the foundation for my lifelong mission to…

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Our Alumni

Running with Sherry Leung: an alumna’s commitment to #makebetterhappen

Believe or not, I used to really hate running. Running was a constant reminder for me of all the things…

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Portrait of Chelsea Badeau
Our Alumni

Alumni spotlight—Chelsea Badeau

Chelsea Badeau is currently the Senior Director of Editorial Production at Comcast NBCUniversal. In this role, she manages editorial content on…

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two AmeriCorps members are standing behind a large group of students during an assembly in the gym
Our Alumni

Celebrating nine years of City Year Milwaukee alumni

City Year Milwaukee is celebrating our 10th anniversary, and we’re highlighting the 800 alumni who chose to support the students…

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As students exit the school bus they find a team of City Year AmeriCorps members lined up to welcome them to school
Our Alumni

Corps to corporate: the journey of a City Year Louisiana AmeriCorps member to Memphis

The act of service is truly a radical act of love and underscores the value of human existence. I have…

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Our Alumni

City Year Memphis builds the teacher pipeline

While in college, I studied criminal justice with a specific focus on the school to prison pipeline and juvenile delinquency….

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