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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 […]

As we prepare to celebrate our first year as an independent organization, we would be honored to have you join us in our support of Coatesville youth.

by Coatesville Youth Initiative

In 2016, we will partner to: Empower and enable youth, so they have the necessary tools to be leaders in their lives and to their peers while taking ownership of their community. Enhance family relationships, so families will be stronger and have a network of support. Promote prevention education, to set high expectations and encourage a […]

CYI’s Megan Schmierer Talks Tough

by Coatesville Youth Initiative

Definition: Tough Mudder is a team-oriented 10-12 mile (18-20 km) obstacle course designed to test physical strength and mental grit. Tough Mudder puts camaraderie over finisher rankings and is not a timed race but a team challenge that allows participants to experience exhilarating, yet safe, world-class obstacles they won’t find anywhere else. What it means […]

2015 ServiceCorps Report

by Coatesville Youth Initiative

For all things ServiceCorps, check out the 2015 Report.  The numbers are amazing; over $430,000 in wages earned and 57,000 hours in service to the community since the program inception in 2010. Way to go ServiceCorps and Coatesville youth! It’s not too early to think about plans for 2016…read here for more information on how […]

Coatesville

by Coatesville Youth Initiative

I Love and Miss you, Coatesville My home, the only place I’ve known The home that has seen me grow, into this young woman I still have yet to know I miss your smile, your warm embrace on Saturday afternoons The delight of your world in June Your smells like sweet perfume I miss the […]

End of the Summer :(

by Coatesville Youth Initiative

So much has been accomplished this summer! To some, eight weeks may seem like a lifetime, but to the staff here at the Coatesville Youth Initiative it passed faster than a blink of the eye. Throughout the summer, CYI youth gave back to the community in a number of outstanding  ways.  In addition to their daily work with the ServiceCorps Program, […]

ServiceCorps Mid-Way Point!

by Coatesville Youth Initiative

Wow! ServiceCorps is half way completed, and in a matter of (4) short weeks so much has been accomplished. Since June 19th (overnight orientation) up until now, forty (40) amazing youth from the ages of 14-18 have been working hard at their work sites and also with the planning of ServiceCorps’ annual community recycling event, […]

Exciting Times for Coatesville

by Coatesville Youth Initiative

I can’t believe it’s the second week of June and the last day of school for the Coatesville Area School District students!!! I am always so excited to see the wealth of exceptional youth programs in our community! (please see the CYI Summer/Fall Program Guide for details). There is so much going on…I wanted to reach […]

ServiceCorps Interview Tips

by Coatesville Youth Initiative

  If you secure an interview, you are one step closer to landing a ServiceCorps position! The interview will give you a chance to share your personality with us. It is always best to get ready. Here are some tips:   Phone Etiquette. Be sure to give the correct phone number on your application. Adjust […]

Uniting for Coatesville Kids Fundraiser

by Coatesville Youth Initiative

On March 6, 2015 the Brandywine Health Foundation held a fundraiser for the Coatesville Youth Initiative in support of youth in the Coatesville community. Welcomed guests were alumni from both CASH and S. Horace Scott high school, as well as teachers, parents, friends, neighbors, you name it. But the most exciting participants of the event […]