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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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A team of seven AmeriCorps members lean over a brick wall smiling at the Arthur Ashe Charter school
The Corps
#MeetAnAmeriCorpsMember with Julia Mattingly
October 23, 2019

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
#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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city year americorps member kneeling at a students desk in a full classroom while a teacher teaches
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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Education
City Year’s tiered interventions explained!

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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Our Impact
The power of lunch time

In 2017, Brad Montague, creator of the popular YouTube series Kid President, gave a talk on how to be a…

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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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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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National Strategic Partners
National Partners