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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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The Corps
Everyone deserves an education: why I serve with City Year Chicago
October 23, 2019

A year of service—what does that even mean? Looking into what a year of service is, I think digging into…

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AmeriCorps member stands on a busy street looking up at the city.
The Corps
Chicago students need mentors like you
October 8, 2019

City Year AmeriCorps members have been serving Chicago for the last 25 years. Read on to learn what City Year…

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Downtown Chicago is the perfect place to spend a year of service at City Year
Benefits & Resources
5 things we love about Chicago
April 24, 2019

learn why we think the Windy City is an amazing place to live and work.

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The Corps
Voices from the field: supporting and celebrating our AmeriCorps members of color
October 18, 2017

A 2017 study found that having just one black teacher in elementary school (third, fourth or fifth grade) reduced the…

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AmeriCorps members dancing and singing into a microphone
Our Impact
MLK Day: Making a difference to 3,000 Chicago students
January 19, 2017

This year, City Year Chicago’s Civic Engagement team organized a spectacular day of service at the Marie Curie Metropolitan High…

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A group of AmeriCorps members jump and cheer in front of the city skyline.
The Corps
Giving thanks on #GivingTuesday
November 13, 2014

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, the eight of us who comprise the team reflect on why we are thankful to…

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National Strategic Partners
National Partners