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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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Our Alumni
Alumni Spotlight: Randy Frazier (‘08), Assistant Principal of Instruction at Simon Gratz High School Mastery Charter
May 27, 2022

Left: Randy in his current role as Assistant Principal of Instruction at Simon Gratz High School. Right: Randy with a…

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Our Community
Spotlight on Sharif El-Mekki, City Year Philly’s 2022 Idealist of the Year
April 4, 2022

City Year Philadelphia’s annual Red Jacket Gala is coming up next month on Thursday, May 5. We’re looking forward to…

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Equity
Building diverse and equitable organizations: Q&A with Loren Hudson, Chief Diversity Officer at Comcast Cable
March 8, 2022

As part of City Year’s commitment to becoming an anti-racist organization, we are actively building Diversity, Belonging, Inclusion, and Equity…

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Our Alumni
Alumni Spotlight: David Guzman (‘14, ‘15), Program Manager, Community Resource Corps and CYP Board Member
December 2, 2021

Left: David Guzman, Program Manager, Mayor’s Office of Civic Engagement & Volunteer Service, City of Philadelphia. Right: David with his…

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Equity
#WeNeedBlackTeachers – Q&A with Darryl Bundrige, City Year Philly Executive Director
September 30, 2021

In September 2021, the Center for Black Educator Development, a frequent City Year Philly collaborator, launched a new campaign called…

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Our Alumni
Alumni Spotlight: Lisa Parladé (‘10), Associate Director of Academic Advising, The Wharton School
September 13, 2021

Left: Lisa Parladé’s current headshot. Right: Lisa and some of her fellow AmeriCorps members from the Morrison School Team at…

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Our Alumni
Alumni Spotlight: Luke Hostetter (‘09), Principal of Baldi Middle School
July 13, 2021

Luke Hostetter, Principal of Baldi Middle School, served as an AmeriCorps Team Leader with City Year Philly in 2008-2009. He…

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The Corps
Leadership After City Year: A spotlight on four AmeriCorps members’ career plans
June 21, 2021

AmeriCorps members Andrea Barajas (top left), Lauren Moore (top right), Jessica Szasz (bottom left), and Samirah Thompson (bottom right) discuss…

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The Corps
Spotlight on Lewis C. Cassidy School: A Recap of City Year Philly’s Virtual Visit
May 25, 2021

On Wednesday, May 12, members of the City Year Philadelphia (CYP) community gathered for the fourth and final virtual school…

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Equity
CYP Hosts Third Year of BARWE215 – Building Anti-Racist White Educators Philadelphia
April 23, 2021

City Year’s work is founded upon 10 core values. Belief in the Power of Young People, Empathy, Social Justice for…

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The Corps
Spotlight on Southwark School: A Recap of City Year Philly’s Third Virtual Visit
April 13, 2021

On Tuesday, March 23, members of the City Year Philly community gathered for our third virtual school visit with AmeriCorps…

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Our Alumni
Alumni Spotlight: Amanda Gamble, Chief Service Officer of the City of Philadelphia
March 26, 2021

Left: Amanda Gamble during her time serving with City Year Philadelphia in 2011-2012.  Right: Amanda with Mayor Jim Kenney and…

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