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Our stories

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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Our Alumni
Alumni Spotlight: Hanna Kim (‘20), Community Schools Volunteer Coordinator, City of Philadelphia
May 31, 2024

Left: Hanna during her time serving as a City Year Philadelphia AmeriCorps member, 2019-2020. Right: Hanna in her current role…

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The Corps
Diversity, leadership and community: reflections of an HBCU alum
April 3, 2024

If you speak with an HBCU alum about their experience, you’ll quickly learn that service to the community is one…

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Our Alumni
City Year Philly Love Stories (part 2)
February 14, 2024

Many City Year Philadelphia (CYP) alumni credit their year of service with transforming their lives, leading to lasting friendships, newfound…

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Our Impact
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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The Corps
Ready to Serve: My Journey to City Year Philly
August 16, 2023

Cameron Cheatham, incoming 2023-24 City Year Philadelphia AmeriCorps member, writes about his personal experiences that drew him to service.  …

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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
Leadership After City Year: A Q&A with Four 2022-23 CYP Corps Members
June 26, 2023

City Year Philly AmeriCorps members (clockwise from top left) Olivia Baptiste, Jianna Frei, Tomir Johnson, and Amina Khan speak about…

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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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Our Impact
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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Our Community
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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Our Impact
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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Our Alumni
City Year Philly Love Stories
February 14, 2023

For many City Year Philadelphia (CYP) AmeriCorps members, the relationships formed through their year of service can have a lifechanging…

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