On April 22, 2017, City Year joined forces with a long time partner Comcast NBCUniversal to serve a local Philadelphia school for the annual Comcast Cares Day. Comcast Cares Day brings out thousands of Comcast NBCUniversal employees who join communities to do amazing service projects in various cities around the world. Over 200 volunteers in Philadelphia joined City Year AmeriCorps members and staff and students at the Tanner G. Duckrey Public School in North Philadelphia. Duckrey school was founded in 1967 and named for the first African American Superintendent in Philadelphia, Dr. Tanner G. Duckrey. Volunteers built and painted 12 benches for the courtyard and painted more than 80 murals around the school. The murals included portraits and quotes of inspirational leaders, book covers of popular children's books, and logos from local high schools and universities. In addition to volunteers from Comcast, dozens of students and staff from Duckrey school participated in the service day and helped beautify their school. It was an absolute joy to have so many people to come out and support such a great cause to inspire the children and families at Duckrey school.
A special thank you to Comcast NBCUniversal for hosting this day and to all the volunteers who dedicated their Saturday to serving our community. In addition to partnering on Comcast Cares Day, Comcast NBC Universal also sponsors a local tea of City Year AmeriCorps members serving at Southwark Elementary School.
To see photos of the day, visit our Flickr album online here
Written by City Year Philadelphia AmeriCorps Member, Erica Hawkins, serving at the Tanner G. Duckrey School Team. The work of Erica and her team is made possible by Team Sponsor, The Lenfest Foundation.