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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 Impact
Jordan Kulbarsh, City Year Story of Impact
January 16, 2024

In the spring of 2019, I was a soon to be graduate of Ohio State University with too much ambition…

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Our Alumni
Derrick L. Coles, City Year Alumni Testimonial
January 10, 2024

I’m still determining the exact year I started serving with City Year, but I’m positive that I served for two…

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City Year Columbus AmeriCorps member appreciation month
The Corps
Celebrating AmeriCorps week at City Year Columbus
March 14, 2022

During AmeriCorps celebration, we recognize the commitment of the millions of Americans who have chosen to serve and encourage more…

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The Corps
City Year Columbus: Hybrid service
February 11, 2021

With the support of Columbus City Schools, City Year Columbus has been transitioning back to hybrid service alongside students! Read…

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The Corps
Serving with City Year Columbus Before and During COVID-19
January 14, 2021

Our second year AmeriCorps members reflect on how their typical service day has evolved as a result of the COVID-19…

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Benefits & Resources
From a current AmeriCorps member to a future one
March 4, 2020

City Year is an AmeriCorps program that helps students in systemically under-resourced schools reach their highest potential. There are many…

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The Corps
Helping students find ways to cope

As City Year AmeriCorps members, we have to fill a variety of roles and play many parts for the students…

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The Corps
Bringing students together, one Wednesday at a time

Music and mathematics are similar in many ways. Just to name a few, they both involve calculated responses, years of…

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City Year Columbus alum Alen Amimi stands in a group hug with his teammates
Our Alumni
#cyhead2toe: Alums reflect on a decade of service
February 6, 2020

we invited several members of our 32,000+ alumni community to share short uniform stories that explore the power and potential…

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Students and AmeriCorps member
Education
Advancing equity and social-emotional learning through relationships
December 17, 2019

City Year and Search Institute have been working together since 2017 to explore how City Year AmeriCorps members in Columbus,…

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Benefits & Resources
Five free things to do in Columbus
November 20, 2019

City Year offers its members countless valuable personal and professional opportunities. From developing interpersonal skills to making connections within a…

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The Corps
Imagining a world where ubuntu is the norm
November 14, 2019

One of City Year’s founding stories is Ubuntu. Ubuntu is a shortened version of a Zulu proverb which means “I…

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National Strategic Partners
National Partners