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City Year Philadelphia

At City Year Philadelphia, we believe that all students can succeed and that developing the skills and mindsets of children and young adults contributes to strong, vibrant communities—outcomes that benefit all of us. Each year, diverse teams of AmeriCorps members support thousands of students in schools citywide.

Support students in Philadelphia

Philadelphia is a vibrant, diverse city known for a commitment to service and education. It was recently recognized as a national model for making serving the community more common. City Year Philly is proud to be a part of the mission, with diverse teams of AmeriCorps members supporting students in schools throughout the city.

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Hello, Philly!

From famous historical sites, arts, culture and music to authentic Philly cheesesteaks, die-hard sports fans, and more, see all that Philadelphia has to offer.

Get to know our city

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In the news

Stay in the know about all things City Year Philadelphia. Check out our latest features, media spotlights and press releases.

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Our impact in Philadelphia

Diverse teams of AmeriCorps members support students in schools throughout Philadelphia.

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Ready to apply?

Missed our summer application deadline? City Year Philadelphia is currently accepting applications for our 2023-24 mid-year start dates. Apply to serve as a tutor & mentor in Philadelphia schools. Applications are due Friday, September 15 to begin serving in October.

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Your City Year Philadelphia resources

Go into your City Year with resource and information from classroom environments to housing, and some hidden gems to help you feel like a part of the community during your City Year Philadelphia experience.

Why Philadelphia?

Philadelphia is a mid-size city that offers a lot to explore ranging from its famous historical sites to the outdoors. It is an ideal place for young people to serve and make an impact in students’ lives and the community.

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Explore the city

We’ll walk you through how to use public transportation to get across the city, how and where to find roommates and housing, and some hidden gems to make you feel like a local during your City Year experience.

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Read our stories about City Year AmeriCorps members and their students, alums and partners and learn more about our work...

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Our executive director, staff, alumni, board members and partners are committed to building a stronger Philly by supporting and developing...

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City Year depends on committed public and private sector partners in Philadelphia to support our work.

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Stay in the know about all things City Year Philadelphia. Check out our latest features, media spotlights and press releases.

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