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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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Our Alumni
City Year Philly Love Stories (part 2)
February 14, 2024

Many City Year Philadelphia (CYP) alumni credit their year of service with transforming their lives, leading to lasting friendships, newfound…

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Benefits & Resources
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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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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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 Alumni
Alumni Spotlight: David Guzman (‘14, ‘15), Program Manager, Community Resource Corps and CYP Board Member
December 2, 2021

Left: David Guzman, Program Manager, Mayor’s Office of Civic Engagement & Volunteer Service, City of Philadelphia. Right: David with his…

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Our Alumni
Alumni Spotlight: Lisa Parladé (‘10), Associate Director of Academic Advising, The Wharton School
September 13, 2021

Left: Lisa Parladé’s current headshot. Right: Lisa and some of her fellow AmeriCorps members from the Morrison School Team at…

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Our Alumni
Alumni Spotlight: Luke Hostetter (‘09), Principal of Baldi Middle School
July 13, 2021

Luke Hostetter, Principal of Baldi Middle School, served as an AmeriCorps Team Leader with City Year Philly in 2008-2009. He…

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The Corps
Leadership After City Year: A spotlight on four AmeriCorps members’ career plans
June 21, 2021

AmeriCorps members Andrea Barajas (top left), Lauren Moore (top right), Jessica Szasz (bottom left), and Samirah Thompson (bottom right) discuss…

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Our Alumni
Alumni Spotlight: Amanda Gamble, Chief Service Officer of the City of Philadelphia
March 26, 2021

Left: Amanda Gamble during her time serving with City Year Philadelphia in 2011-2012.  Right: Amanda with Mayor Jim Kenney and…

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