1000 dollars for CY Philly
November 14, 2017
BENEFITING: City Year
ORGANIZER: City Year
EVENT: Philadelphia Marathon 2017
EVENT DATE: Nov 18, 2017
To my friends, family and friends and family of friends,
If you don't know me, my name's Olivia Backal-Balik and I'm a sophomore at Wesleyan University. Before I came to Wesleyan, I served as an Americorps member in Philadelphia and am now working towards the goal of raising 1000 dollars for City Year Philadelphia to participate in the Philadelphia Half Marathon in November. The money raised will support City Year Greater Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Schools.
My 29 thirteen year old students at Grover Washington Jr. Middle School have been my inspiration to work hard in school since the day I met them. Though many were born in underdeveloped communities and provided the worst school systems, they still carry wit and aspirations unlike children I have ever met before.The cost of having City Year is a major burden for many schools in Philly. We were often short in our budgets to buy materials for our students for tutoring sessions or after school activities, Corps members regularly use their own money to buy student's breakfast. Often school's let their City Year teams go because of costs. Donations, large or small make a huge difference in the City Year story--please help me help students of Philadelphia!
City Year Philadelphia wrote -
In Philadelphia, more than 200 City Year AmeriCorps members serve in high-need schools throghout the city. 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 2017 Philadelphia Marathon and Half-Marathon! We invite you join us this year by participating on our team or supporting our runners.
For more information about City Year or our Run for City Year team, please contact Jason Bodman, Individual Giving Manager for City Year Philadelphia at firstname.lastname@example.org.