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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 alumni.

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Our Alumni
Alumni Spotlight: Randy Frazier (‘08), Assistant Principal of Instruction at Simon Gratz High School Mastery Charter
May 27, 2022

Left: Randy in his current role as Assistant Principal of Instruction at Simon Gratz High School. Right: Randy with a…

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Our Community
Meet a City Year Parent: Q&A with Debby Kuhn, CYP Alumni Parent and Board Member
April 12, 2022

City Year Philadelphia (CYP) is currently hiring full-time mentors and tutors to serve in schools during the 2022-23 academic year!…

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Our Community
Spotlight on Sharif El-Mekki, City Year Philly’s 2022 Idealist of the Year
April 4, 2022

City Year Philadelphia’s annual Red Jacket Gala is coming up next month on Thursday, May 5. We’re looking forward to…

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Equity
Building diverse and equitable organizations: Q&A with Loren Hudson, Chief Diversity Officer at Comcast Cable
March 8, 2022

As part of City Year’s commitment to becoming an anti-racist organization, we are actively building Diversity, Belonging, Inclusion, and Equity…

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Our Community
City Year Philly Impact Manager Spotlight (Part 3): Deran Neducsin
November 11, 2021

In this multi-part blog series, we’re spotlighting three City Year Philly (CYP) Impact Managers who are in various stages of…

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Our Community
City Year Philly Impact Manager Spotlight (Part 2): Star Taylor
November 10, 2021

In this multi-part blog series, we’re spotlighting three City Year Philly (CYP) Impact Managers who are in various stages of…

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Our Community
City Year Philly Impact Manager Spotlight (Part 1): Amy Siever
November 9, 2021

City Year’s Impact Managers (IMs) fill a uniquely important role. They lead a team of AmeriCorps members serving in Philadelphia…

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Our Community
Introducing City Year Philly’s New 2021-22 School Partners
October 14, 2021

Fall weather is gradually settling in, and the 2021-22 school year is well underway! This year, City Year Philadelphia is…

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Equity
#WeNeedBlackTeachers – Q&A with Darryl Bundrige, City Year Philly Executive Director
September 30, 2021

In September 2021, the Center for Black Educator Development, a frequent City Year Philly collaborator, launched a new campaign called…

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The Corps
Making the Most of Your Corps Experience
August 17, 2021

Last Monday, August 9 marked the official first day of City Year Philadelphia’s 2021-22 service year with the start of…

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Our Community
An Interview with PA State Representative Jordan Harris, City Year Champion
July 26, 2021

City Year Philadelphia Executive Director Darryl Bundrige (left) and PA State Representative Jordan Harris (right) show off their iconic red…

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Our Community
City Year Philly FY21 Partnership Roundup Q4
July 12, 2021

Compass Pro Bono Consultant Project Strengthens Board Development & Engagement Compass recently completed a year-long pro-bono consulting project with our…

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