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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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Spotlight on Kenyatta Johnson, City Year Philly’s 2024 Idealist of the Year
May 6, 2024

Philadelphia City Council President Kenyatta Johnson (pictured center, gray suit) is joined by leaders of local youth-serving organizations—including CYP Executive…

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Spotlight on Norm Goldberger, City Year Philly’s 2024 Idealist of the Year
March 11, 2024

Norm Goldberger (center, light blue shirt) and his Ballard Spahr colleagues host a meet & greet for the Bethune Elementary…

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Introducing City Year Philly’s New Board Leadership: Kerri Strike-Stahller and Debby Kuhn
October 30, 2023

At the start of the new fiscal year, CYP welcomed Kerri Strike-Stahller and Debby Kuhn as our new Site Board…

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Creating impact, one event at a time: Behind the scenes with CYP’s Civic Engagement team
October 5, 2023

Keimahney Carlisle (pictured fourth, red jacket) writes about her experiences serving on City Year Philadelphia’s 2022-23 Civic Engagement team.  …

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Benefits & Resources
The AmeriCorps Member Guide to Philadelphia
July 10, 2023

AmeriCorps members pose in front of the “I Love Philly” sign at LOVE Park, 2019.   Making the decision to…

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The Corps
Creating and Maintaining Positive Mentor-Mentee Relationships
June 13, 2023

Why I Serve and What My Day Looks Like When my alarm goes off at 5:45 each morning, I think…

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City Year 101: Math Interventions and Tutoring
April 14, 2023

This blog was updated in January 2024 to reflect the School District of Philadelphia’s changing math curriculum. In this ongoing…

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Passionate Journeys: Exploring AmeriCorps Members’ Interests Outside of Service
March 30, 2023

As a City Year Philadelphia (CYP) AmeriCorps member, it’s easy to get consumed in the day-to-day of service. Having hobbies…

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City Year 101: Literacy Tutoring
February 28, 2023

This blog was updated in January 2024 to reflect the School District of Philadelphia’s changing literacy curriculum.  AmeriCorps members at…

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The Corps
Balancing a part-time job with your service year: A guide to working while serving
January 30, 2023

First-Year ACM Taryn Painter (back row, second from left) with her Kensington High School team. To support AmeriCorps members, City…

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Our Impact
City Year 101: Social-Emotional Learning and Mentorship
November 9, 2022

Students at Hartranft Elementary School eagerly greet City Year Philly AmeriCorps members.   In this new ongoing series, we’ll take…

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Our Community
Meet a City Year Parent: Q&A with Debby Kuhn, CYP Alumni Parent and Board Member
April 12, 2022

City Year Philadelphia (CYP) is currently hiring full-time mentors and tutors to serve in schools during the 2022-23 academic year!…

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