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The 2018 Protect Out Watershed Photo Contest is Now Open!

Pennsylvania American Water and CYI announced today that entries are now being accepted for its 16th Annual “Protect Our Watersheds” Coatesville Art Contest. All students in the CASD are eligible, as well as individual students who live in the company’s service area. The contest encourages students to tap into their artistic talents to express the […]

Consider Providing Youth Mentorship as a 2018 ServiceCorps Host Site!

by Coatesville Youth Initiative

Now in its 9th year, ServiceCorps is an eight week summer service and leadership development program for Coatesville area youth. 40 participants ages 14-18 gain invaluable opportunities to serve and connect with their community, develop work-readiness, and build life and leadership skills while earning a summer income. ServceCorps is a transformational program that encourages our […]

CYI is winner of 2017 GlaxoSmithKline Philadelphia Impact Award – watch the video here!

by Coatesville Youth Initiative

GlaxoSmithKline recently honored its GSK IMPACT Award Winners in a ceremony at GSK’s Navy Yard site. Ten local nonprofits, including the Coatesville Youth Initiative, were awarded $40,000 each in recognition of their outstanding contributions to a healthier Philadelphia region. This highly competitive program, in its 21st year, highlights organizations that are working hand-in-hand with the […]

Watch the 2017 ServiceCorps Video

by Coatesville Youth Initiative

We all know that good neighbors make stronger communities, but did you know that Coatesville kids are some of the BEST neighbors of all?  Our Coatesville Youth Initiative ServiceCorps program participants contributed over 11,520 hours of service to our community this summer.   We proudly introduce you to our neighbors and invite you to see why we are honored […]

It takes a village!

by Coatesville Youth Initiative

The timeless African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child” is an Igbo and Yoruba saying that exists in many different African languages. This proverb is so widely used in Africa that there are equivalent statements in most languages, including “One knee does not bring up a child” in Sukuma and “One hand […]

Thinking about applying for 2017 ServiceCorps?

by Coatesville Youth Initiative

Why ServiceCorps? CYI ServiceCorps provides substantial benefits for program participants AND the greater community!  The 2017 ServiceCorps will: INSPIRE YOU and show you how to become a responsible and contributing citizen CHALLENGE YOU to set personal goals and focus on positive growth EMPOWER YOU to make a difference in your community by providing assistance to community organizations STERNGTHEN […]

The Coatesville Back to School Event 2016 was a huge success!

by Coatesville Youth Initiative

On August 19th, the Coatesville BTS Event Committee hosted the 4th AnnualCoatesville Back to School Event:Prepare for Success.  Our aim is to hold a city-wide event which would PREPARE and EQUIP the whole family (parents and students) for the upcoming school year.  Through hundreds of sponsors, contributors, and volunteers, we were able to successfully run this event. We […]

2016/17 Game Changers Youth Council wants YOU!

by Coatesville Youth Initiative

The Game Changers Youth Council is a movement focused on improving the community of Coatesville by utilizing the voices, opinions and talent of youth to create positive impact. The group meets every other Tuesday during the academic year and is open to middle and high school students in the Coatesville Area School District.  Our first […]

The 4th Annual Coatesville Back to School Event is Almost Here!

by Coatesville Youth Initiative

Anticipation is building for the 4th Annual Coatesville Back to School Event on Friday, August 19th from 3-6 pm at Scott Middle School at 800 Olive Street in Coatesville. The community-wide effort is implemented by over 100 volunteers and 13 local organizations including the Coatesville Area School District, Bridge Academy and Community Center, City of […]