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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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City Year AmeriCorps member STEM afterschool program
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Students learn the fun of engineering after school

January 7, 2020

Ben came to his service with a passion for engineering. Read more to see how he shared this with his…

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City Year AmeriCorps member high five with student
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5 ways to describe your City Year journey to your family

December 18, 2019

Your City Year service journey can be hard to describe. Check out these tips for describing your service to friends…

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AT&T volunteers and students from the school paint the plywood mural. 
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AT&T Impact Day (Miami, FL) 2019

November 13, 2019

Learn about Care Force Team member Ja’Lon Eason’s experience and how Mother Nature influenced his trip.

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city year americorps member sits with a student at a desk as they review work
The Corps

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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City Year AmeriCorps members planning with a teacher in a classroom
The Corps

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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The Corps

Women’s History Month: Which women inspire our corps members?

As we celebrate City Year AmeriCorps Member Appreciation Month, Women’s History Month is also underway. Marketing and Communications Intern Kia Smith…

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The Corps

Visto y escuchado

If Alex is behind in class, he asks to come work in the City Year in-school office during lunch. He…

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The Corps

Everyone deserves an education: why I serve with City Year Chicago

A year of service—what does that even mean? Looking into what a year of service is, I think digging into…

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Dividing through the year—inside the classroom

I do not tend to remember the past in detail, but I will vividly remember this particular moment from my…

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a young student smiles and looks up at an AmeriCorps member while shaking their hand
The Corps

Service to success

Jesus Martinez grew up seeing City Year red jackets around Boston. He participated in City Year afterschool programs as a…

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The Corps

Would you like your ¿café con leche? New affinity group celebrates Latinx culture and serves Hispanic students

Café Con Leche is one of the newest affinity groups at City Year Tulsa, created this year to bring together…

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Our Impact

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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National Partners

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