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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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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 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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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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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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The Corps
Spotlight on Lewis C. Cassidy School: A Recap of City Year Philly’s Virtual Visit
May 25, 2021

On Wednesday, May 12, members of the City Year Philadelphia (CYP) community gathered for the fourth and final virtual school…

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Our Community
Meet Aldustus (A.J.) Jordan, City Year Philly’s 2021 Idealist of the Year
May 10, 2021

Aldustus (A.J.) Jordan was named Idealist of the Year at last week’s virtual Red Jacket Gala in recognition of his…

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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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The Corps
Spotlight on Southwark School: A Recap of City Year Philly’s Third Virtual Visit
April 13, 2021

On Tuesday, March 23, members of the City Year Philly community gathered for our third virtual school visit with AmeriCorps…

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Our Community
City Year Philly FY21 Partnership Roundup Q3
April 1, 2021

Note: Any in-person event photos were taken prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.    Olney Team Professional Development Event with Team Sponsor Firstrust Bank  Facilitators…

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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 Impact
The Power of Mentorship: A Recap of City Year Philly’s Second Lunch & Learn
March 19, 2021

City Year Philadelphia’s second virtual Lunch & Learn took place on Monday, February 22. The event was moderated by Darryl Bundrige, Executive Director and Vice President of City Year…

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