When an AmeriCorps member signs on to serve with City Year, they embark on a yearlong journey filled with academic tutoring and mentorship with students, as well as professional development. While our primary focus is mentoring students, the heart of our service lies in our community engagement. We would not be able to truly #makebetterhappen if not for our partnerships with local champions and organizations serving alongside us.

Here are few examples of how the cities we serve in have adopted the “it takes a village” approach to nurturing students:

Neighborhood Cleanup Crew

City Year Baton Rouge Blog

What happens when a group of City Year Baton Rouge AmeriCorps members, local youth and the Red Stick Project team up? A local neighborhood is given a much-needed “spring spruce up” just in time for the beautiful weather!

Stronger Together

City Year Tulsa Blog

City Year Tulsa has the right formula for a successful school year! Development Director, Sharan Catalano, shares how they nourish their local partnerships with organizations such as Reading Partners, Communities in School, and the YMCA.

All Aboard the Literacy Train!

City Year Jacksonville Blog

We all know how challenging it can sometimes be to get our students to crack open a book. City Year Jacksonville found a solution through their collaboration with Read USA, an organization dedicated to sparking a love for reading in students. 

Building a Beloved Community

City Year San Jose Blog

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is more than a national holiday for City Year. It is a time for reflection on Dr. King’s mission and how we are embodying it through our service. On this day, we connect with community residents, business owners, and organizations to collaborate on service projects throughout the city. City Year San Jose honored Dr. King’s legacy by transforming a school’s campus alongside 350 volunteers!


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