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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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Deepening our impact with the Steans Family Foundation
October 25, 2021

City Year Chicago is thrilled to announce a new partnership with the Steans Family Foundation, which allows us to serve in two…

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City Year in person and virtual learning
The Corps
How to mentor like a pro
February 22, 2021

Learn more about City Year’s emphasis on mentorship. Becoming a good mentor takes practice, listening and reflection.

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Benefits & Resources
City Year Partners with Hulu for A Virtual Career Week Event
August 13, 2020

From August 3rd-7th, City Year partnered with Hulu to offer a career and professional development experience like no other! This…

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The Corps
Waving My Rainbow Flag
May 27, 2020

As a queer woman of color, my identities are something that I think about all the time; in every aspect…

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Hector and his team
The Corps
AmeriCorps member spotlight: Hector
April 23, 2020

“My students have impacted me, as much as I have impacted them because they help me to understand what students…

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The City Year Chicago Team serving at Lovett Elementary School Lovett
The Corps
The Value of Team
March 6, 2020

“Do you have any experience working on a team?” was one of the first questions I was asked in my…

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AmeriCorps Member and student working at white board
The Corps
What Ubuntu means to me and my service year
February 11, 2020

City Year Chicago AmeriCorps member Anthony Ortiz shares what Ubuntu means to them and for their service year at Dett…

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The Corps
Women’s History Month: Which women inspire our corps members?
October 23, 2019

As we celebrate City Year AmeriCorps Member Appreciation Month, Women’s History Month is also underway. Marketing and Communications Intern Kia Smith…

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Benefits & Resources
When professional development and service go hand-in-hand

With this year’s MLK Day of Service behind us now, I’ve been thinking a lot about what the day means…

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The Corps
Everyone deserves an education: why I serve with City Year Chicago

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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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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