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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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The AmeriCorps Member Guide to Philadelphia
July 10, 2023

AmeriCorps members pose in front of the “I Love Philly” sign at LOVE Park, 2019.   Making the decision to…

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The Corps
Leadership After City Year: A Q&A with Four 2022-23 CYP Corps Members
June 26, 2023

City Year Philly AmeriCorps members (clockwise from top left) Olivia Baptiste, Jianna Frei, Tomir Johnson, and Amina Khan speak about…

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The Corps
Creating and Maintaining Positive Mentor-Mentee Relationships
June 13, 2023

Why I Serve and What My Day Looks Like When my alarm goes off at 5:45 each morning, I think…

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Our Impact
City Year 101: Math Interventions and Tutoring
April 14, 2023

In this ongoing series, we’re taking a deep dive into various areas of City Year Philadelphia’s (CYP’s) work with students….

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Our Impact
City Year 101: Literacy Interventions and Tutoring
February 28, 2023

AmeriCorps members at Southwark School kicked off the 2022-23 school year with a free book fair to instill a love…

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Our Alumni
City Year Philly Love Stories
February 14, 2023

For many City Year Philadelphia (CYP) AmeriCorps members, the relationships formed through their year of service can have a lifechanging…

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The Corps
Balancing a part-time job with your service year: A guide to working while serving
January 30, 2023

First-Year ACM Taryn Painter (back row, second from left) with her Kensington High School team. To support AmeriCorps members, City…

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Our Impact
City Year 101: Social-Emotional Learning and Mentorship
November 9, 2022

Students at Hartranft Elementary School eagerly greet City Year Philly AmeriCorps members.   In this new ongoing series, we’ll take…

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The Corps
What’s next after City Year Philly? A LACY interview with three 2021-22 AmeriCorps members
June 29, 2022

City Year Philly AmeriCorps members Andrew Gupta, Dimir Leftwich, and Saige Cornick-Turpin speak about their LACY (Leadership After City Year)…

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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
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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