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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 Memphis builds the teacher pipeline
October 23, 2019

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

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Our Alumni
Meet City Year’s newest alums
October 8, 2019

City Year AmeriCorps members officially became alumni, joining a vibrant community that continues to strengthen the neighborhoods where they live…

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Our Alumni
25 years of service: reflections from City Year AmeriCorps first cohort alum, Kanna Kunchala
September 11, 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
#WCW: Erina Colombo
August 23, 2019

Erina Colombo is an Event Vice-Chair with City Year Boston and our first #WomxnCrushWednesday interviewee! Each week leading up to our…

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Our Alumni
Alumni profile: Kevin Dua (Boston, ’10, ’11)
August 17, 2019

Over his six-year teaching career, Kevin has distinguished himself as an outstanding educator, winning numerous awards. Kevin credits his time…

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Our Alumni
Alumni Profile: Andrea Encarnacao Martin
July 31, 2019

“My City Year experience helped confirm for me how powerful active listening can be in building an authentic bond with…

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Our Alumni
Meet Our 2019 Comcast NBCUniversal Leadership Award Winners
July 16, 2019

Since 2005, Comcast NBCUniversal has recognized 77 City Year alumni with our highest alumni recognition–the Comcast NBCUniversal Leadership Award. 

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Our Alumni
From Hawai’i to Tulsa to teaching, a City Year AmeriCorps member reflects on two years of service
July 15, 2019

In the spring of 2017, Jessica Butay, a Hawai’i native who was about to graduate from college in Colorado, had…

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Our Alumni
How national service shaped me
July 10, 2019

Thirty years ago, when I was 17 years old, I was part of an idealistic experiment, a summer pilot program…

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Our Alumni
For 30 years, City Year’s alumni have made a difference
June 25, 2019

Over the last 30 years, City Year alumni, now more than 32,000 strong, have been instrumental in helping to drive…

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Our Alumni
My City Year experience took me to new heights
June 12, 2019

Just as our AmeriCorps members give their all to support our students, our organization and staff strive to give our…

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Our Alumni
Care Force Alumni Spotlight: Akida Azad
June 4, 2019

We were able to have a chat with Akida Azad and talk about her service with City Year. We talked…

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