Since the City Year program was brought to Philadelphia in 1997, more than 3,000 members have provided over 4.5 million hours of service at local schools.
Chickie’s and Pete’s is holding a month-long fundraiser in an effort to help students in the Philadelphia schools.
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.
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.
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.
One of the missions this year, according to the mayor, is making further inroads into cutting Philadelphia’s high school dropout rate.
An article about turnaround schools in Boston describes how everyone involved –teachers, parents and students– has been “addicted to progress”.
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!