A year in the city

Staff Writer


Trisha Harmon, a 2012 graduate of Port Isabel High School, has spent the last year in the city of brotherly love. Harmon moved to Philadelphia in July of 2012 to work with an AmeriCorps program called City Year that aids middle-school students who are at risk of dropping out of school.

After choosing not to attend college in Dallas in the fall like she had previously planned, Harmon decided to move back to the east coast where she had lived for three years before returning to Port Isabel. Harmon’s sister, Megan, mentioned the City Year program and Philadelphia had an open position. The position would offer experience working with children and an educational award at the end of the 10-month term which started in August and ends June. The $5550 award would go toward tuition or other educational expenses.

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