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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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The importance of human connection
June 29, 2023

Some might say my journey to discovering City Year and my passion for working in education was an unconventional one….

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The Corps
Consistency Really is Key
May 24, 2023

My name is Rebecca Begemann, and I am a Second Year AmeriCorps member serving at Brighton High School in Boston,…

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The Corps
Serving students at a time when they need us the most
March 23, 2023

My name is Elizabeth Geiser, and I am a Senior AmeriCorps member serving at Tech Boston Academy in Dorchester Massachusetts….

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A Day in the Life Series: Tobin K-8 School Team Newsletter
February 21, 2023

Happy New Year from City Year Greater Boston’s Team Tobin! We hope you’re having a happy and healthy 2023 thus…

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The Corps
Serving Today for a Better Tomorrow
November 22, 2022

Hello there! My name is Mark Nealon and I am the proud Team Leader this year at Brighton High School,…

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The Corps
Why I Serve – A Family Legacy
October 18, 2022

  My grandmother in Nepal, a matriarch in her own right, was a teacher – and always told us that…

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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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Greater Boston Training Academy: Starting the Year Strong
August 16, 2022

At City Year Greater Boston, we start every new year with an intensive training and preparation program called Greater Boston…

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The Corps
Five Lessons from my City Year Experience
July 19, 2022

After graduating college, I found myself in a position that I believe many of our young people find themselves: idealistic,…

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The Corps
Bank of America’s Support to CYGB Expansion
February 7, 2022

For over 30 years, Bank of America has provided critical resources in support of City Year’s holistic student-facing programming. From…

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The Corps
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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