City Year Philadelphia Opening Day!
On September 9, over 200 City Year AmeriCorps Members took the pledge and commit to a year of service in 18 high-need schools in Philadelphia. As our tutors and mentors prepared for a successful start, their peer and team leader, Aleia Mangano offered words of wisdom from her City Year experience last year.
Lots to Love about Serving in Philadelphia
In a recently released study by CNCS, Philadelphia was recently named a Top Ten AmeriCity. This means that, per capita, Philly is one of the top AmeriCorps member-producing cities in the nation. The roads that lead people to serve may be different, but once here, there is plenty to love about serving in Philadelphia. Read more to learn some tips for making the most of being in Philadelphia for your service year.
#AllTheDifferencePBS Airs Sept. 12
The documentary film, All the Difference, will air nationally on PBS on Monday, September 12th. The film features Robert Henderson III, an AmeriCorps member who served with City Year Columbia in the 2014-2015. The film also traces the paths of two teens from the South Side of Chicago who dared to dream a seemingly impossible dream: to graduate from college. In this Q&A, City Year Philadelphia Executive Director and Vice President, Darryl Bundrige links some of the important themes of the film to the day to day work of City Year.
Congratulations to City Year's Rookie Recruiter of the Year!
Meet Ashlee Fletcher, recently named City Year's "Rookie Recruiter of the Year" for her efforts in finding the very best for the red jacket. Read more to see Ashlee's insight on how she knows she’s found the right person for the job of City Year AmeriCorps Member.
Dear Future AmeriCorps Member
At City Year, we know that each Corps sets the foundation for the next. From a student's continuum of mentorship to a teacher's anticipated support, the great red jackets that came before us have set the stage for our success. When last year’s AmeriCorps Members were asked for their best advice for the service year, the responses ranged from straightforward to funny to inspiring. Enjoy!