City Year leads Philadelphia programs tapped for AmeriCorps funding

    More than $4 million in AmeriCorps grants will go toward city programs, and City Year is getting the bulk of the funding.

    Rep. Chaka Fattah announced today the young adult education service program will get more than $2.6 million of the $4.1 million that comes from the Governor’s Office of Citizen Service in the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.

    Here’s the complete list of grants, as outlined on Fattah’s website:

    $802,497 for Teach for America Greater Philadelphia, creating 330 positions for AmeriCorps members to teach two years at schools throughout the Philadelphia region.
    $332,500 for Communities in Schools of Philadelphia for AmeriCorps members of the Digital Service Fellows program for after-school technology training.
    $133,000 for PlayWorks, for AmeriCorps members to serve as coordinators for conflict resolution and life-skill programs in 10 city elementary schools.
    $130,000 to the Philadelphia Teacher Residency Program for AmeriCorps members to work with experienced mentor teachers in high-need city high schools.
    $124,249 for Philadelphia Youth for Change Charter School Inc., where AmeriCorps members in the YouthBuild Philadelphia Technology Program will be engaged in a vocational program focusing on computer skills and the digital divide.
    $50,712 for the University of Pennsylvania’s Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development, which administers the Scholars in Service to Pennsylvania program tied to AmeriCorps.

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