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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 — Amber Cox
November 18, 2020

Amber Cox first learned about City Year when she was pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business management at The College of New Jersey. It…

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Our Alumni
Leadership After City Year: CYP Alumnus Sam Rodriguez Creates “Walls for Justice” Centered on Black Lives Matter Movement
September 25, 2020

This year, our country has gone through many events that make it hard to remember there is light behind the…

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Education
Honoring Du Bois as our final African American pioneer in education.
October 23, 2019

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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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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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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Education
Black History Month: Honoring Lincoln University as a pioneer in education
February 20, 2019

In honor of Black History Month, City Year Philadelphia is pleased to honor not only people who are African-American Pioneers in education, but…

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