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Anuj Gupta

City Year Boston, 1996

Anuj's service (service began in 1996, City Year Boston) shaped the arc of his career as a lawyer, city government manager and community leader to affect social change for Philadelphia and its diverse populations. Anuj says, "Our impact as AmeriCorps volunteers should be measured by how well we meet the imperative of a lifetime of service that we face, not just the year(s) of service we gave in AmeriCorps.” As Executive Director of Mt. Airy USA, a comprehensive non-profit community development corporation, Anuj establishes community partnerships and aligns resources—real estate development, commercial corridor revitalization and housing counseling—to strengthen one of Northwest Philadelphia’s most diverse neighborhoods. Last fall, his leadership led to the organization's most transformative project to date: Reclaiming a 20-year, blighted land plot and re-imagining this 4-acre site as a second campus for the successful K-8 Wissahickon Charter School which will serve as a national model for environmentally centered public education in the heart of the city.

Executive Director, Mt. Airy USA
Philadelphia, PA
"Our impact as AmeriCorps volunteers should be measured by how well we meet the imperative of a lifetime of service that we face, not just the year(s) of service we gave in AmeriCorps.”