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From The Mile-High City to The City of Brotherly Love: A Conversation with City Year AmeriCorps Member Nellie Vinograd
September 25, 2020

City Year Philadelphia was pleased to sit down with Nellie Vinograd, a Senior AmeriCorps member who came to Philadelphia to…

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Men of Color in the Education System – A Conversation with a Returning AmeriCorps Member
July 13, 2020

    At City Year Philadelphia, we are always amazed at the passion our corps members have for the schools…

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Our Impact
Leading Through Tough Times Part II
May 19, 2020

    In Part I of our series “Leading Through Tough Times: An Interview with City Year Philly’s Executive Director, Darryl Bundrige,” the…

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Our Impact
Service Beyond the Classroom – Get to Know CYP’s Civic Engagement Team
April 24, 2020

In 1988 Michael Brown and Alan Khazei, founders of City Year, established the organization on the idea that one person…

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The Corps
Life as a City Year AmeriCorps Member During COVID-19
April 20, 2020

  As the health pandemic that is COVID-19 has come in and disrupted the first half 2020 for the entire…

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The Corps
2019 Corps Winter Celebration
February 12, 2020

With the holiday season around the corner and 2019 ending, it‘s the perfect time for reflecting and looking ahead. For City…

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Our Impact
MLK Day of Service 2020: Double the service, double the impact
January 21, 2020

Everybody can be great because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t…

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The Corps
AmeriCorps Spotlight: Meet First Year City Year ACM Fred Lee
January 5, 2020

  AmeriCorps Spotlight  Thomas A. Edison High School  Works with 9th and 10th graders  Subjects: Algebra 2, Earth Science, and English   With the first…

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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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The Corps
Cue theme music, ‘We are the Champions.’ City Year Philly named ‘best of City Year’
August 15, 2019

Philadelphia. The City of Brotherly Love, home of the world champion Philadelphia Eagles (yes, we’re still claiming it) and the…

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The Corps
Top ten reasons to live in Philly
May 15, 2019

Whether it’s the food, scenic parks, accessible art, abundant American history, or the loyal sports fans, Philadelphia is the place…

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The Corps
Thank you Corps!
March 29, 2019

It’s March which means St. Patrick’s Day, Daylight Savings Time, free water ice from Rita’s, and our favorite of them…

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