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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 alums.

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Our Alumni
Serving with City Year sharpens job skills, HBCU graduate says
July 2, 2024

If you speak with an alum of an historically Black college or university (HBCU) about their experience, you’ll quickly learn…

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Our Alumni
City Year Honors Sacramento’s Macey Amissah-McKinney
June 24, 2024

The City Year Alumni Leadership Awards, presented by Truist, are City Year’s highest alumni recognition. The awards recognize outstanding alums…

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Education
Improving student attendance through student success coaching
June 10, 2024

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic linger for K12 education. Schools across the country continue to grapple with post-pandemic pain…

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Our Impact
National service builds critical workforce, civic and life skills
June 5, 2024

A new research project, the City Year Alumni Bridging Study, explores how the national service program AmeriCorps prepares young people…

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The Corps
City Year builds pathways into teaching for diverse future educators
May 29, 2024

City Year’s innovative teacher pathway program is helping to address two of the biggest challenges facing public education today: teacher…

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Our Alumni
City Year Honors Nonprofit Founder Dustin LaFont
May 21, 2024

The City Year Alumni Leadership Awards, presented by Truist, are City Year’s highest alumni recognition. The awards recognize outstanding alums…

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The Corps
Resources to support the mental health and well-being of our corps
May 13, 2024

Here are four ways we work to support City Year AmeriCorps member wellbeing and mental health during their service year…

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The Corps
Top Reasons Why You’ll Love Living and Working In Memphis
May 9, 2024

Living and working in Memphis can be a great option for young people, from affordable housing and a vibrant culture…

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The Corps
Supporting the Next Generation of Teachers
May 6, 2024

Each May, organizations and communities across the nation celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week, coming together to express gratitude to the educators…

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City Year AmeriCorps member student success coach with students
Education
City Year AmeriCorps members are student success coaches
May 2, 2024

Here’s what “student success coach” means to us and why we believe more schools could benefit from having this additional…

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Our Alumni
City Year Honors Young Alum Derek Qiu
April 30, 2024

The City Year Alumni Leadership Awards, presented by Truist, are City Year’s highest alumni recognition. The awards recognize outstanding alums…

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Our Impact
An Inclusive Approach To Financial Literacy
April 25, 2024

What does it mean to take a holistic approach to financial wellness? How do you take the full context of…

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