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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 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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Equity
CYP Hosts Third Year of BARWE215 – Building Anti-Racist White Educators Philadelphia
April 23, 2021

City Year’s work is founded upon 10 core values. Belief in the Power of Young People, Empathy, Social Justice for…

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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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Our Alumni
Alumni Spotlight — Amber Cox
November 18, 2020

Amber Cox first learned about City Year when she was pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business management at The College of New Jersey. It…

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Our Alumni
Leadership After City Year: CYP Alumnus Sam Rodriguez Creates “Walls for Justice” Centered on Black Lives Matter Movement
September 25, 2020

This year, our country has gone through many events that make it hard to remember there is light behind the…

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Our Impact
Board Member Spotlight – Nolan Tully
February 5, 2020

    For Nolan Tully, a City Year Philadelphia (CYP) Associate Board member and a Partner at Philadelphia headquartered law…

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Portrait of Chelsea Badeau
Our Alumni
Alumni spotlight—Chelsea Badeau
October 23, 2019

Chelsea Badeau is currently the Senior Director of Editorial Production at Comcast NBCUniversal. In this role, she manages editorial content on…

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Benefits & Resources
Why you should serve with City Year Philadelphia
October 8, 2019

There is so much to love about living and working in Philadelphia. Between the scenic parks, accessible art, delicious food and the…

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National Strategic Partners
National Partners