City Year Greater Philadelphia is incredibly fortunate to have a relationship with Comcast. Comcast has always shown an outstanding commitment to community investment and does an excellent job at finding opportunities where their support can have the most impact.
One example is the Comcast HR Development Day organized by Comcast for City Year corps members in our 11 shared markets. Last month, nearly 100 college-aged young leaders participating in City Year Greater Philadelphia had an opportunity to learn about career options and fine-tune the skills needed for a successful job search. This event was a terrific example of finding the place where support can do the most good; in this case, giving young leaders who are already civically-engaged additional help to get to the next level.
Dan McGurl is a City Year corps member who serves at Olney High School. A high school graduate from a public school in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Dan is serving at City Year because he wants other high school students to have the mentors and support he did not himself have. During Comcast's HR Development Day, he received valuable training on interview skills and resume writing, as well as strategic advice on job searches and career tracking. He noted that this was the first opportunity that he has had to prepare a resume.
At City Year, we are proud of our program and the opportunity we give young people to serve. Our corps members are able to work directly with students in Philadelphia public schools in an effort to keep them on track to graduation. In the end, though, it takes a range of skills to go on and be successful, and Comcast has provided key strategic support for our corps members to be able to compete and succeed in the global workforce.