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This Week In Black History

August 15 - August 21


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August 15th: 8/15/1985-3/31/2019

🎉🎁🎂Happy Birthday to rapper, entrepreneur, and community activist, Ermias Joseph Asghedom aka Nipsey Hussle. Emerging from the West Coast hip hop scene in the mid-2000s, Nipsey independently released his first mixtape, “Slauson Boy Volume 1.” His debut studio album “Victory Lap” was released in 2018 and was nominated for the Best Rap Album at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards in 2019. Nipsey was involved in community activism, working to empower and employ underprivileged groups through real estate investments, science and tech learning centers for teens, and other efforts in inner-city Los Angeles. Watch an interview of Nipsey Hussle where he discusses spirituality and music:


Happy Birthday and Rest is Power King!




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August 16th: 8/16/1958

🎉🎁🎂Happy Birthday to actress and activist Angela Evelyn Bassett. Angela began her film career in the 1980s, after earning a bachelor of arts degree from Yale University and a master of fine arts degree from the Yale School of Drama. She is most notable for her performance as Tina Turner in “What's Love Got to Do with It,” for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical. Angela has additionally portrayed real life figures in movies including “Malcolm X”, “Panther”, “The Jacksons”, and “Notorious”. Her other notable film roles include “Boyz in the Hood'', “Waiting to Exhale”, “Black Panther” and many more. Rewatch Angela Bassett in five of her most iconic roles:

Happy Birthday Queen!



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August 21st: 8/21/1943

On August 21, 1943, Harriet M. Waddy West became the first black woman major in the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC), which later became the Women’s Army Corps (WAC). Waddy was born in Jefferson City, Missouri, and was a graduate of Kansas State College of Agriculture and Applied Science. During the Great Depression, she worked as an aide to noted educator and civic leader Mary McLeod Bethune. During World War II, Waddy was one of the two highest-ranking black officers in the WAAC and served as its wartime advisor on racial issues. She was promoted to lieutenant colonel in 1948 and served on active duty until she retired in 1952. Learn more about the Women’s Army Corps (WAC):



Top 7 Game Changers


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HUED Healthcare

HUED, founded by Kimberly Wilson, is a digital health start-up focused on connecting patients with Black and Latinx healthcare providers and has raised $1.6 million in seed funding led by women venture capitalists including Serena Williams...Read More


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Tasty Pastry!

Robin Rogers, chef and founder of Macaron Cafe Ohio, has been nominated as the #1 Best 100 Luxury Product by Nicole Kane, for her delicious French pastries...Read More


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Legacy Building

Retired Philly resident Joanne Bourne, began a new career in real estate sales and flipping homes in order to create a legacy for her grand- and great-grandchildren...Read More


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The Vitamin Shoppe Welcomes Body Complete RX

Samia Gore, founder of Body Complete RX, is the first Black woman to have a line in The Vitamin Shoppe’s weight loss category...Read More


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Hooked on Phonics

“Read in 40 Hours or Less,” created by Rosa Higgs is a phonics workbook series designed to help Black students learn to read well and beyond grade level in less than 40 hours...Read More


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Never Fear, Babypalooza Is Here

Babypalooza, originally founded as a magazine by Cecilia Pearson, is an online hub that addresses the fear and loneliness first-time expectant moms and dads experience...Read More


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Two years after purchasing a billboard in hopes of getting a job in one of his projects, Raquel Bailey Palmer landed a lead role in Tyler Perry‘s upcoming series...Read More

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Position Overview

Position Overview

Campus Recruiters are the first point of contact for many prospective applicants and cultivate a portfolio of university, high school and/or community organizations to build awareness and generate leads and applicants to City Year. They organize and attend events to cultivate candidates and develop a network of institutional influencers who promote City Year to new prospects. Through these efforts, as well as outreach to individual prospects, they ensure applicants have a clear understanding of what City Year does and what to expect from a service year experience.


Job Description


You will plan and implement a variety of activities that meet the output goals set for the team. This includes scheduled outreach, invitations, and cultivation events.   

You will manage a portfolio of institutions and generate a specified number of leads and applications based on both historical performance of the institution and potential for growth. 

You will cultivate leads from sources outside of your assigned portfolio of institutions with the objective increasing the number of applications from these sources.  

You will leverage City Year’s applicant tracking system (Target X) to monitor progress, inform cultivation strategies and create a system of record for partnership and candidate accounts. 

You are:  

Passionate about recruiting the best corps for our students 

Anchored in a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion 

Social and enjoy meeting and engaging with new people 

Excellent at fostering partnership with individuals, organizations and influencers 

Goal oriented and feel successful by focusing on short-term goals, monitoring progress and achieving milestones

Organized and thrive at managing multiple relationships in various stages with varying needs 

Compensation and Benefits

Full time employees will be eligible for all benefits including vacation and sick days and organization holidays. You may participate in all benefit programs that City Year establishes and makes available to eligible employees, under (and subject to all provisions of) the plan documents that govern those programs. Currently, City Year offers medical, dental and vision, life, accidental death and dismemberment and disability coverage, Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), other benefits including 401(k) plan(s) pursuant to the terms and conditions of company policy and the 401(k) plan document. For more information, click here. Employment at City Year is at-will. 

City Year’s core values include advancing diversity, social justice for all, and inclusive environments where everyone can thrive. We aspire to become an antiracist organization, to support the holistic growth and development of our AmeriCorps members, and to promote educational equity for all students. We work each day, in partnership with schools and communities, to ensure that people of all identities feel welcome, valued, empowered and engaged.


As an equal opportunity employer, City Year is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parental status, genetic information or characteristics, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.


City Year encourages people from underrepresented backgrounds to apply, particularly Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC); those who are first in their family to attend college; adults without a college degree; LGBTQIA+ community; and people from low-income backgrounds.

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