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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 Alum, Emily Wasek, poses with her partner teacher at a Duval County Public School.
Our Alumni
Closure to my Service Year in the Form of Popcorn Chicken
April 28, 2020

Alum, Emily Wasek, shares when she knew she was responsible for great change in her students’ lives.

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Our Alumni
A Letter from a City Year Boston Alum
April 23, 2020

Give now to support AmeriCorps members’ service in virtual classrooms. Isabel Barros is the City Year Boston Alumni Board Chair…

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Opening Day photo of the 2011-2012 Deloitte sponsored City Year Team, in Chicago.
Our Alumni
Lighting the Path Forward
April 1, 2020

Think back to the moment you committed to serving with City Year. Regardless of whether that was the first time…

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Our Alumni
Care Force Alumni Spotlight: Alejandro Villafuerte
March 31, 2020

Ben and Brittany were able to do a call with Alejandro Villafuerte about his experience serving with City Year. We…

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a student looks up at an AmeriCorps member as they help them at their desk
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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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 a gap year with City Year to Peace Corps was a natural next step for this alum. Read…

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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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City Year Columbus alum Alen Amimi stands in a group hug with his teammates
Our Alumni
#cyhead2toe: Alums reflect on a decade of service
February 6, 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
Leader for Life: Meet City Year Milwaukee Alumna, Kiesha Johnnies
November 20, 2019

My name is Kiesha Johnnies and I proudly served with City Year Milwaukee’s FOUNDING corps. Yes, founding corps. What does…

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