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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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An elementary school student wearing glasses high fives a City Year AmeriCorps member outside their school
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Morning Greeting

December 9, 2019

Every morning at 8:10 a.m., my teammates and I line up in two parallel lines outside the front of Condon…

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City Year AmeriCorps member Kristina Stamm
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Reflections on the start of service at City Year

November 20, 2019

Choosing to serve In April 2018, Kristina Stamm was working as an intake specialist at a local hospital. After graduating…

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Celebrating the legacy of MLK through collective action

October 23, 2019

In 1994, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service and charged the…

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Getting to the green

As an AmeriCorps member, my success in supporting our students academically and behaviorally rests in my ability to establish a…

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Help ‘pave a path’ for student success in Tulsa: an open letter from our executive director

Tulsa students are looking for someone who believes in them and will show up for them every single day. Many…

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High school student working on a computer with an AmeriCorps member supporting
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My starfish story

My first day in my new classroom was both exciting and overwhelming.

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The power of community

One of City Year’s main ideologies is Ubuntu. A term derived from the Zulu language of South Africa meaning, “I…

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Why I give to City Year Seattle

We have many amazing donors and champions who support our work in a variety of ways. One of those ways…

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Coaching kids to code: how FIRST LEGO League and City Year are inspiring future engineers

When the bell rings at the end of the school day, you might imagine students bursting out of their classrooms…

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Empowered by power tools: City Year serves with Girls at Work

Impact manager Alysa Hemcher shares her City Year bucket list.

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The power of lunch time

In 2017, Brad Montague, creator of the popular YouTube series Kid President, gave a talk on how to be a…

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City Year AmeriCorps members work with students in and out of school
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Hoops and mentoring basketball tournament

From cheerleading and basketball, to science, dance, and even film-making club, City Year’s work isn’t just done during the school…

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National Partners

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