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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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City Year’s tiered interventions explained!
October 23, 2019

At my City Year partner school, AmeriCorps members provide at-risk students with routine and personalized interventions throughout the year. Interventions…

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The Corps
From the eyes of an AmeriCorps member

Those who serve with City Year spend long days devoting their time and effort to helping schools and communities throughout…

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The Corps
#MeetAnAmeriCorpsMember with Kathleen McShane

Our City Year AmeriCorps members make a difference in students’ lives! Kathleen McShane proudly serves at Langston Hughes Academy. She…

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The Corps
#MeetAnAmeriCorpsMember with Julia Mattingly

Meet AmeriCorps member Julia Mattingly! She proudly serves at Arthur Ashe Charter School where she works all day, every day…

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The Corps
Meet an AmeriCorps Member with Traneshia Stormer

Meet AmeriCorps member Traneshia Stormer, who proudly serves at ARISE Academy. She discusses her favorite times to spend with students…

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Education
City Year Community School Director 101

The Community School model positions schools as resource hubs for neighborhoods.

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The Corps
These 9 tips + Cheez-Its = a powerful year of service

I was extremely nervous the first time I walked into the crowded and rambunctious school cafeteria to help support student…

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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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Our Impact
City Year and the chocolate factory

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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