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City Year

(Photo by John McDevitt)

‘City Year’ of Service Begins Anew For Hundreds in Philadelphia

City Year members in Philadelphia work directly with teachers to get students who are “off track” back on track and headed toward high school grauation.

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Point Breeze Schools, Community Center Receive Make-Over

Hundreds of Point Breeze students may not recognize their schools when they return to class on Monday. About 1,000 volunteers gave some schools and a community center a make-over on Saturday.


(Lutheran Settlement House executive director Kelly Davis and computer instructor Kwaku Boateng.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia Volunteers Step In After Pennsylvania Budget Creates Adult Education Gap

Philadelphia-based Aramark Corporation and the volunteering agency City Year sent dozens of volunteers to help renovate underutilized rooms at Lutheran Settlement House so computer instructor Kwaku Boateng (at right in photo) could help those lacking a high school diploma get the skills they need to effectively search for work.


(Credit:  Steve Tawa)

Latest ‘City Year’ Target: Philadelphia’s High School Dropout Rate

One of the missions this year, according to the mayor, is making further inroads into cutting Philadelphia’s high school dropout rate.


The Boston Plan

An article about turnaround schools in Boston describes how everyone involved –teachers, parents and students– has been “addicted to progress”.


Eagles Radiothon Raises Over $100,000!

The 2010 Eagles Radiothon has officially closed. Eagles Youth Partnership and City Year Greater Philadelphia greatly appreciate the support of all the bidders and winners!  Together we raised over $130,000!



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