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In order to bring in some additional spending money, some AmeriCorps members opt to pick up a second part-time position outside of service. Taryn Painter, a first-year Corps member serving at Kensington High School, shares her personal experiences and best tips for managing a second job with service.

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First-Year ACM Taryn Painter (back row, second from left) with her Kensington High School team. To support AmeriCorps members, City...

Read more about Balancing a part-time job with your service year: A guide to working while serving

Students at Hartranft Elementary School eagerly greet City Year Philly AmeriCorps members.   In this new ongoing series, we’ll take...

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The Corps

The school year may have started, but it’s not too late to serve with City Year Philly! We’re currently accepting...

Read more about Meet a Mid-Year AmeriCorps member: Helen Moreira, Team Leader at Bethune School
Our Alumni

City Year Philly AmeriCorps members Andrew Gupta, Dimir Leftwich, and Saige Cornick-Turpin speak about their LACY (Leadership After City Year)...

Read more about What’s next after City Year Philly? A LACY interview with three 2021-22 AmeriCorps members

City Year Philadelphia’s founding year was really magical. The staff and Corps were just amazing. The Corps stepped up time and time again because they believed in the potential of the site. I know that our founding Corps would be proud of the work that’s happening today in Philadelphia.

Stephen Spaloss Founding Executive Co-Director, City Year Philadelphia (currently Chief Equity Officer, City Year)

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Unlike many similar Philadelphia-area conversations, we did not settle for simply blaming the people closest at hand, the people who...

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Malik Brown serves on the boards of directors for the Economy League, Girard College and City Year.

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Abbott now uses the spotlight to shine a light on educational causes including AmeriCorps' City Year program, which asks young...

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