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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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AmeriCorps member in Jacksonville, Florida talking with a student.
Our Impact
From City Year Student to AmeriCorps Member
September 8, 2020

“I know what it felt like to get left behind,” says Colby, a Service Leader serving his second year with…

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Our Impact
The Reality of Service and Student Progress
July 31, 2020

Working in schools can push you to a breaking point, but there will be progress.

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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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AmeriCorps members stand in front of a colorful mural with their red jackets on.
The Corps
Why I Served and Continue to Serve
March 31, 2020

  Ray Van Allen serves as an AmeriCorps member on the North Shore Elementary School team. I chose to serve…

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The Corps
Update: City Year Jacksonville’s Response to Covid-19
March 18, 2020

Dear City Year Jacksonville Community, The safety and well-being of the City Year community—our AmeriCorps members, students, staff members, partners…

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The Corps
Seven cities where you can make a difference to students
May 28, 2019

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

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student is smiling at AmeriCorps member while doing work at computer in the classroom
The Corps
Why I am returning for a second year
May 13, 2019

I love the community that I found in City Year–something I have never experienced in a workplace before.

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city year americorps member sitting with two high school students- all sitting at a table outside reading books
The Corps
Twenty months of gratitude
May 1, 2019

by far the most valuable part of my past twenty months is the relationships I had the privilege to build,…

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An AmeriCorps member looks ahead at the city skyline.
The Corps
Looking back on my City Year
April 12, 2019

My time with City Year Jacksonville has been a life-changing experience filled with new ideas and sparks of new personalities…

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The Corps
A thank you note from staff
March 21, 2019

Day in and day out, our AmeriCorps members dedicate themselves to a cause greater than self. The work they do…

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Twelve AmeriCorps members with their arms up in a spirit break
The Corps
How to combat compassion fatigue
March 15, 2019

At City Year, we give ourselves to our students and teammate from sunrise to sunset on average five days a…

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City year americorps member talking with two young students near a window in a school hallway
The Corps
The value of value bands
March 1, 2019

My value band is a daily reminder of the promise I made when I signed up for City Year: believe…

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  • NFL Inspire Change logo
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