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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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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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City Year AmeriCorps members work with students in and out of school
Our Impact
Hoops and mentoring basketball tournament
October 23, 2019

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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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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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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Philadelphia skyline
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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City Year Philadelphia's entire team of AmeriCorps smile at the camera.
The Corps
Thank you Corps!
March 29, 2019

It’s March which means St. Patrick’s Day, Daylight Savings Time, free water ice from Rita’s, and our favorite of them…

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Decorative arch with sign reading "Lincoln University."
Education
Black History Month: Honoring Lincoln University as a pioneer in education
February 20, 2019

For Black History Month, City Year Philadelphia is honoring people and institutions that are African American pioneers in education, such as…

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National Strategic Partners
National Partners