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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 […]

2016 ServiceCorps Host Sites

by Coatesville Youth Initiative

In its seventh year of operation, ServiceCorps fosters collaboration and partnerships among organizations within and outside of Coatesville who serve as work sites for the selected participants. Each year, the Youth Initiative also looks to expand the number of local businesses who host the interning students. To qualify, a business needs to provide meaningful opportunities […]

Remembering on January 18th and throughout the year

by Coatesville Youth Initiative

While Dr. Martin Luther King is widely known and recognized for his powerful, “I Have a Dream” speech delivered on August 28, 1963, we remember this month that he devoted his entire life to affecting change through peace.   Visit The King Center for this excerpt and for additional reading on the life of an exceptional man. “…While […]