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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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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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Our Impact
Giving Tuesday – One Pie = One Step Towards Student Progress
December 5, 2019

After a plate full of turkey on Thanksgiving and finding big-box deals on Black Friday comes the national day of giving…

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Our Impact
Men of Color Throughout the City Year Network Meet in Philadelphia for Annual EdFest Conference
October 29, 2019

Of all the educators nationwide, whether it be elementary, middle, high school, or university, Black males only represent 2% of…

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Our Impact
City Year and the chocolate factory
October 23, 2019

On April 10, Mary Mcleod Bethune Elementary served as the competition ground for City Year Philly’s annual Site Wide Math…

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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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Portrait of Chelsea Badeau
Our Alumni
Alumni spotlight—Chelsea Badeau

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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City Year AmeriCorps members work with students in and out of school
Our Impact
Hoops and mentoring basketball tournament

From cheerleading and basketball, to science, dance, and even film-making club, City Year’s work isn’t just done during the school…

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The Corps
Indigenous People’s Day Initiative at Alexander K. McClure Elementary School
October 19, 2019

    This school year, the City Year Philadelphia AmeriCorps team serving at Alexander K. McClure Elementary School saw a unique opportunity to address two…

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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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The Corps
Cue theme music, ‘We are the Champions.’ City Year Philly named ‘best of City Year’
August 15, 2019

Philadelphia. The City of Brotherly Love, home of the world champion Philadelphia Eagles (yes, we’re still claiming it) and the…

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The Corps
Top ten reasons to live in Philly
May 15, 2019

Whether it’s the food, scenic parks, accessible art, abundant American history, or the loyal sports fans, Philadelphia is the place…

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