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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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“How did you learn in school?”
September 20, 2022

Last year, while on my lunch break, I texted my mother a question: “How did you learn in school?”  My…

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Greater Boston Training Academy: Starting the Year Strong
August 16, 2022

At City Year Greater Boston, we start every new year with an intensive training and preparation program called Greater Boston…

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Five Lessons From my City Year Experience
July 19, 2022

After graduating college, I found myself in a position that I believe many of our young people find themselves: idealistic,…

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Bank of America’s Support to CYGB Expansion
February 7, 2022

For over 30 years, Bank of America has provided critical resources in support of City Year’s holistic student-facing programming. From…

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How City Years AmeriCorps members are Closing Pandemic Gaps
January 28, 2022

The other day, I told one of my students to please remember to put periods at the end of his…

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Our Community
Excitement in Everett
September 13, 2021

We are so excited that this year we are not only partnering with Boston Public Schools, but also expanding to…

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Education
The Benefits of Social Emotional Learning
August 17, 2021

By Kate Seltzer, City Year Boston AmeriCorps member ’21 “You are my other me. When I do harm to you,…

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Seven cities where you can make a difference to students
March 10, 2021

Explore seven cities where we have a need for extraordinary young people to serve and mentor students.

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Meet Taco Bell’s Live Más Scholarship Winner, Clark Shimeall
December 11, 2020

City Year Boston offers a robust community-based experience that encourages you to grow professionally and personally. We offer many different resources to support our AmeriCorps members in their plans…

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Finding Your Calling in a Time of National Uncertainty
July 21, 2020

Learn more about the benefits of national service with City Year AmeriCorps on academic and career aspirations and the communities…

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Confidence is key
October 23, 2019

I remember how the other third-graders whispered and stared every time my reading tutor called me over to practice comprehension…

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5 critical skills I learned with City Year Boston

It takes a lot to serve as a tutor, mentor, and role model to a classroom of students, not to…

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