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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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Benefits & Resources
Support student well-being as a school social worker
January 24, 2023

Serving with City Year can help lay the foundation for a career in social work. Learn more about service with…

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Equity
Celebrating Black History Month
March 1, 2021

During the month of February, City Year Boston celebrated Black History Month and the accomplishments of Black individuals, organizations, and movements…

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The Corps
Meet Taco Bell’s Live Más Scholarship Winner, Clark Shimeall
December 11, 2020

Meet City Year Boston alum and Taco Bell Live Más Scholarship winner Clark Shimeall who shares about his journey with City…

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Our Alumni
A Letter from a City Year Boston Alum
April 23, 2020

Give now to support AmeriCorps members’ service in virtual classrooms. Isabel Barros is the City Year Boston Alumni Board Chair…

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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.”
Our Impact
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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Our Alumni
#WCW: Alex Diorio
October 23, 2019

Alex Diorio is a very proud alum of City Year (2014, 2015) and had the privilege to serve in two…

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Our Alumni
#WCW: Erina Colombo
August 23, 2019

Erina Colombo is an Event Vice-Chair with City Year Boston and our first #WomxnCrushWednesday interviewee! Each week leading up to our…

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City Year AmeriCorps members
Benefits & Resources
Real talk: how to live on the City Year stipend
June 30, 2019

Learn more about the City Year AmeriCorps stipend from our alumni

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Our Alumni
Alumni spotlight: Allison Paul
August 10, 2018

After graduating from Boston College with B.A. in Sociology, Allison answered the call to service as a mentor and role…

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City Year alumni in a classroom with students working at their desks in the background
Benefits & Resources
You will grow beyond belief – making career moves at City Year Boston’s 18 Minute Networking
January 23, 2018

As graduation edges near the horizon of the service year, our City Year AmeriCorps members are planning for their next…

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National Strategic Partners
National Partners