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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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Our Alumni
A note in honor of AmeriCorps Appreciation Month
March 26, 2020

As the heart of this organization, we simply could not do this work without you. Thank you.

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LACY: Life After City Year
March 13, 2020

After my December graduation from Northern Michigan University, I made the cross-country move to San Antonio to serve. Apprehensive about…

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Our Alumni
Celebrating Women’s History Month: how womanism can heal
March 11, 2020

A City Year alum who now works for City Year Detroit shares her reflections during Women’s History Month about the…

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Our Alumni
Lessons learned from City Year to Peace Corps
March 2, 2020

Going from City Year to Peace Corps was a natural “next step” for this alum. Read on to learn how…

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Our Alumni
Care Force Alumni Spotlight: Emily Kean
February 14, 2020

Introducing Emily Kean We are really thankful to have been able to have a chat with Emily Kean and talk…

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Our Alumni
Care Force Alumni Spotlight: Warren Basla
February 12, 2020

All the way from the city of Norristown, Pennsylvania, Warren Basla served in City Year Philadelphia at Universal Daroff Charter…

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Our Alumni
25 years of service: reflections from City Year AmeriCorps first cohort alum, Kanna Kunchala
February 6, 2020

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
#cyhead2toe: Alums reflect on a decade of service
February 4, 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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Peace Corps to City Year AmeriCorps
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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