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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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What’s next after City Year Philly? A LACY interview with three 2021-22 AmeriCorps members
June 29, 2022

City Year Philly AmeriCorps members Andrew Gupta, Dimir Leftwich, and Saige Cornick-Turpin speak about their LACY (Leadership After City Year)…

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The Corps
Celebrating City Year Philly’s 2022 Graduation Award Winners
June 22, 2022

Left: Tyrea Barnes, Comcast Site Leadership Award Winner Right: AmeriCorps Greatness Award Winners Lydia Izzo, Tessa Hannigan, Andrea Barajas, and…

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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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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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Our Community
Introducing City Year Philly’s New 2021-22 School Partners
October 14, 2021

Fall weather is gradually settling in, and the 2021-22 school year is well underway! This year, City Year Philadelphia is…

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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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The Corps
Spotlight on CYP Team Leaders, Tessa Hannigan and Emilio Weber
August 30, 2021

Team Leaders Tessa Hannigan (Sullivan Elementary School) and Emilio Weber (Blaine School) share their experiences serving with City Year Philly…

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The Corps
Making the Most of Your Corps Experience
August 17, 2021

Last Monday, August 9 marked the official first day of City Year Philadelphia’s 2021-22 service year with the start of…

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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
Recognizing the 2021 City Year Philly Graduation Award Winners
June 14, 2021

City Year Philadelphia’s 2020-2021 service year formally concluded last Friday, June 11 with a virtual Graduation ceremony. AmeriCorps members, CYP…

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