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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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Our Impact
Remembering the Reasons and Values Behind Our Work
January 30, 2020

The work life of an AmeriCorps member can be described as an exhilarating, beautiful, and meaningful experience filled with many…

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Our Impact
What #MakeBetterHappen Means to Me

If you follow City Year on any social media platform or know anything about it, you have probably seen #MakeBetterHappen…

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The Corps
The Power of Change

I believe in the power of change. Yes, change can be difficult and a huge step, but I believe it’s…

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The Corps
Three reasons I decided to serve another City Year
October 23, 2019

After a month of exploring my options, three reasons inspired my decision to apply and serve another city year.

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a student gives an americorps member a high-five during morning power greeting
The Corps
The top ten greetings students give City Year

At City Year, we AmeriCorps members love greeting our students with “good mornings,” and a round of Power Greeting.

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A group of AmeriCorps members chat as they walk across the school playground.
The Corps
Bittersweet endings

I’m bitter because it’s April. That means there are TWO months left of service.

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The Corps
Speak

Time waits for no man At least that’s what they say This cause deserves applause but at times I question…

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National Strategic Partners
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  • Comcast NBC/ Universal logo
  • CSX logo
  • Deloitte logo
  • New York Life Foundation logo
  • Pepsico logo
  • Red Nose Day logo
National Partners
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  • Bank of America logo
  • Bain Capital logo
  • Celanese logo
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