City Year is an education-focused non-profit organization that partners with public schools to keep students in school and on track to graduate. Our AmeriCorps members, ages 17-24, are deployed full-time as tutors, mentors and role models across 28 national sites and 4 international affiliates to high-need schools where they provide one-on-one help to students at risk of dropping out, serve as an additional resource for teachers in classrooms, and lead after school programs and school-wide activities that benefit the whole school. City Year leverages the energy and idealism of our AmeriCorps members – and the power of national service – to help transform students and schools, dramatically increasing the graduation pipeline in America.
Did you know that 50 percent of our nation's dropouts come from less than 10 percent of schools? This is a problem. You can be part of the solution.
The Power of the Red Jacket
Our AmeriCorp Members at Opening Day in Miami Edison Senior High School, with Giuseppe Castaldi Managing Director, Impact
DJ Khaled with the 2014-2015 AmeriCorps Members at Carol City Middle School
Whole School Whole Child
City Year supports students by improving academic achievement, building social emotional skills, and helping to transform the nation's low-performing schools. In collaboration with a team of education researchers and practitioners, City Year designed and launched its evidence based Whole School Whole Child (WSWC) model in 2006. The model channels City Year's unique assets - well-trained, idealistic young people - toward building the nation's graduation pipeline by helping students stay on track to graduate high school. AmeriCorps members are recruited, trained, and deployed to serve in schools from before the first bell rings until the last student leaves at the end of the day, providing academic support, attendance support, behavior coaching, positive school climate and extended learning programming.