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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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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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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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City Year Philadelphia AmeriCorps member appreciation
The Corps
Celebrating our remarkable AmeriCorps
March 8, 2021

Hidden figures: The corps of young people helping build stronger educational networks.

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Our Impact
Board Member Spotlight – Nolan Tully
February 5, 2020

    For Nolan Tully, a City Year Philadelphia (CYP) Associate Board member and a Partner at Philadelphia headquartered law…

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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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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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Benefits & Resources
Why you should serve with City Year Philadelphia
October 8, 2019

There is so much to love about living and working in Philadelphia. Between the scenic parks, accessible art, delicious food and the…

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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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