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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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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
Meet a Mid-Year AmeriCorps member: Helen Moreira, Team Leader at Bethune School
September 21, 2022

The school year may have started, but it’s not too late to serve with City Year Philly! We’re currently accepting…

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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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The Corps
Celebrating City Year Philly’s 2022 Graduation Award Winners
June 22, 2022

Left: Tyrea Barnes, Comcast Site Leadership Award Winner Right: AmeriCorps Greatness Award Winners Lydia Izzo, Tessa Hannigan, Andrea Barajas, and…

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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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