Pep Rally Kicks Off City Year In Philadelphia"Where City Year engages, we have increased attendance," says Philadelphia Schools Superintendent William Hite.
255 City Year AmeriCorps Members Conclude Year Of Service In Philadelphia With Graduation CeremonySince 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.
Philadelphia-Area Sports Bar Chain Holding Month-Long Fundraiser To Help Students Chickie's and Pete's is holding a month-long fundraiser in an effort to help students in the Philadelphia schools.
'City Year' of Service Begins Anew For Hundreds in PhiladelphiaCity Year members in Philadelphia work directly with teachers to get students who are "off track" back on track and headed toward high school grauation.
Point Breeze Schools, Community Center Receive Make-OverHundreds 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 Volunteers Step In After Pennsylvania Budget Creates Adult Education GapPhiladelphia-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.
Latest 'City Year' Target: Philadelphia's High School Dropout RateOne of the missions this year, according to the mayor, is making further inroads into cutting Philadelphia's high school dropout rate.
The Boston PlanAn 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!