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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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Celebrating Women’s History Month!
March 19, 2024

March is an extra special month here at City Year – not only do we get to celebrate AmeriCorps Member…

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Celebrating Massachusetts STEM Week
October 20, 2023

Every year, City Year Greater Boston’s Civic Engagement (BCE) team leverages the power of thousands of volunteers to improve the…

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How would society be positively impacted by more AmeriCorps members in schools?
April 18, 2023

The best part of my role as an Impact Director with City Year Greater Boston is the opportunity to visit…

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The Impact of Individualized Support
December 20, 2022

    I grew up in Lexington,Massachusetts, a town that is well known for two things: being the start of…

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The power of greeting students every morning

City Year AmeriCorps members greet and welcome students to school every morning to start the day on a positive note.

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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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How City Year’s 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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Looking Back on the Impact of the ’20-’21 Boston Civic Engagement Team
July 20, 2021

City Year Boston believes in the immense power of volunteers to support our AmeriCorps members, enhance learning environments, and expand the…

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From City Year to career 
March 25, 2021

Formulating a L.A.C.Y (or “Life After City Year”) plan is an integral part of the City Year experience. From mentorship…

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Supporting Teachers, Students, and Our AmeriCorps members During COVID-19
April 8, 2020

4.8.20 Update Supporting Teachers, Students, and Our AmeriCorps members During COVID-19  As we enter the fourth week of Boston Public…

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City Year Boston’s response to the COVID-19 public health emergency
March 30, 2020

Originally posted March 30, 2020: City Year Boston’s work looks and feels much different today than it did a few weeks ago….

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“I have always seen food both as a source of personal joy and as an avenue to bring people together to build connections and community. Food opens the doorway to learning about different cultures and histories as well.”
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6 Black-Owned Restaurants We Love in Boston
February 11, 2020

Kimmy Lee is a charismatic connector on the City Boston People Team – the department that supports human resources for our staff and…

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