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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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5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Joining City Year
March 28, 2024

One There will be days that will test you, and you’ll contemplate quitting. But you persevere for a reason. One…

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Our Community
What Black History Month Means to Me
February 26, 2024

Black History Month, to me, means celebrating. If you were to ask what it meant to me when I was…

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Our Community
The Importance of Black American History to Me

For far too long, Black American History has been relegated to the margins of the American narrative, unjustly dismissed as…

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Our Community
Black History Month: What it Means to Me

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their vital roles…

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Equity
Embracing Tolerance in 2024: A Call to Combat Bullying and Build Inclusive Communities
January 19, 2024

As we step into 2024, it is a timely moment to revisit the importance of tolerance in our communities. This…

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Our Community
MLK Day: United We Serve
January 17, 2024

As we prepare to honor the legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., it is essential to…

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The Corps
Inspiring Reflections and Future Visions: City Year Little Rock at the 30th AmeriCorps Anniversary Summit
December 20, 2023

A few staff members and City Year Little Rock corps leaders attended the 30th Anniversary AmeriCorps Summit held in Little…

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Our Community
Roaring Success: Celebrating International Cheetah Day at Chicot Elementary
December 11, 2023

December 4th marked a significant day on the global conservation calendar – International Cheetah Day. This dedicated day aims to…

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The Corps
Why I Serve
October 22, 2023

Growing up is hard. It’s filled with unexpected hurdles, setbacks, and falls. But most importantly, with age comes growth. It’s…

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Our Community
Celebrating Global Diversity Awareness Month: Embracing a World of Differences

October is a special month. It’s a time when we celebrate Global Diversity Awareness Month, an opportunity to honor the…

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The Corps
Reflecting on Three Decades of AmeriCorps: Celebrating the 30th Anniversary
October 19, 2023

  This year marks a momentous time in AmeriCorps’ legacy – thirty years of commitment to national service. At its…

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The Corps
Prioritizing Self-Care for Mental Well-being
October 12, 2023

Focusing on self-care is essential for everyone, especially those with a mental health condition. It is a fundamental human right…

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