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Our stories

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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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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The Corps
Men of Color in the Education System – A Conversation with a Returning AmeriCorps Member
July 13, 2020

    At City Year Philadelphia, we are always amazed at the passion our corps members have for the schools…

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Our Impact
Leading Through Tough Times Part II
May 19, 2020

    In Part I of our series “Leading Through Tough Times: An Interview with City Year Philly’s Executive Director, Darryl Bundrige,” the…

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Our Impact
Service Beyond the Classroom – Get to Know CYP’s Civic Engagement Team
April 24, 2020

In 1988 Michael Brown and Alan Khazei, founders of City Year, established the organization on the idea that one person…

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The Corps
Life as a City Year AmeriCorps Member During COVID-19
April 20, 2020

  As the health pandemic that is COVID-19 has come in and disrupted the first half 2020 for the entire…

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The Corps
2019 Corps Winter Celebration
February 12, 2020

With the holiday season around the corner and 2019 ending, it‘s the perfect time for reflecting and looking ahead. For City…

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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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Our Impact
MLK Day of Service 2020: Double the service, double the impact
January 21, 2020

Everybody can be great because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t…

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The Corps
AmeriCorps Spotlight: Meet First Year City Year ACM Fred Lee
January 5, 2020

  AmeriCorps Spotlight  Thomas A. Edison High School  Works with 9th and 10th graders  Subjects: Algebra 2, Earth Science, and English   With the first…

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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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Education
Honoring Du Bois as our final African American pioneer in education.

In commemoration of Black History Month 2019, City Year Philadelphia has recognized and paid homage to African-American pioneers in education….

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Education
Honoring Ruby Bridges as an African American pioneer in education

Today, Ruby is 64 years old and she still calls New Orleans home. There, she runs the Ruby Bridges Foundation…

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