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2016 Run for City Year

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BENEFITING: City Year

ORGANIZER: City Year

EVENT: Philadelphia Marathon 2016

EVENT DATE: Nov 20, 2016

Thomas Reid

THE STORY:

I served as a City Year Corps Member in Philadelphia for the 2011-2012 academic school year.  I volunteered with 16 other young individuals at Frankford High School.  Together we gave over 25,000 hours of focused and individualized support to hundreds of students in that community.  

We started with the goal of improving the attendance, behavior, and grades of the students with whom we worked.  We left in awe, having seen the marked difference we could make as just a few concerted individuals.  Recently, I had the pleasure of seeing many of my former mentees graduate high school.

There are few things that make me prouder than the opportunity I had to give back as a part of City Year.  I am not from Philadelphia, and I had no connection to this community; but pledging my time, energy, blood, sweat, and tears to the students and families here has granted me a profound connection to this city and its people.

At this point in my life, I struggle to find the time to give back between other commitments.  This fundraiser is small, and my individual impact is but a drop in the bucket, yet I know that the money and awareness we raise will make meaningful impact in the lives of thousands upon thousands of underserved students here at home--students who are eager to achieve, and who deserve our support.

Thanks for reading a little about this part of my life.  If you feel compelled, I would gladly accept any small donation on behalf of City Year.  If you would like to learn more, or give in another way, please visit City Year Philadelphia's website.

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In Philadelphia, more than 200 City Year AmeriCorps members serve in 14 schools reaching more than 8,000 students. City Year serves in the highest-need schools, where even the best teachers and administrators struggle to keep up with all the challenges their students face. Our diverse, professionally trained teams of City Year AmeriCorps members increase the ratio of adults to students in the school building, and provide individualized attention and support, in and outside of class.

City Year Philadelphia is proud and excited to serve as a charity partner again this year with the 2016 Philadelphia Marathon and Half-Marathon! We invite you join us this year by participating on our team or supporting our runners.

$550

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Aaron F Peet

    $25

  • Leigh Picariello

    $20

  • Josh R

    $50

  • Hannah Oh

    $50

  • Tom Austin

    $25

  • Nocho

    $10

  • Suzette Wanninkhof

    $26.20

  • Peter & Gretchen

    $26.20

  • Bob Reid

    $50

  • Dave Weinstein

    $20

  • Erika Santilli

     

  • Liz Aresti

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Caroline Claflin and Alex Pleet

    $25

  • Morgan L

    $15

  • Twizzle

    $83

  • Rivers Cuomo

    $50

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110% Raised of $500 Goal

The Team: $11,636 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Kenneth Roos

Amount Raised

$2,086

 

834% Raised of $250 Goal

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Julianna Stuart

Amount Raised

$1,695

Fundraiser Title

Moira Mahoney

Amount Raised

$735

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Ian Peltier

Amount Raised

$660

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Greg Preston

Amount Raised

$620

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Allie Diefendorf

Amount Raised

$595

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Gracie Jimison

Amount Raised

$585

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Conor Richardson

Amount Raised

$575

Donor Comments

Rivers Cuomo

Rivers Cuomo

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Twizzle

Twizzle

DONATION: $83

1 year ago

Morgan L

Morgan L

DONATION: $15

1 year ago

Caroline Claflin and Alex Pleet

Caroline Claflin and Alex Pleet

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $15

1 year ago

Liz Aresti

Liz Aresti

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Erika Santilli

Erika Santilli

Because 1 year ago

Dave Weinstein

Dave Weinstein

DONATION: $20

1 year ago

Bob Reid

Bob Reid

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Peter & Gretchen

Peter & Gretchen

DONATION: $26.20

First of many! Keep on running! 1 year ago