Help students become who they’ll be tomorrow
You're here because you see something—the need to provide support and resources for our local schools so that all students feel a sense of belonging. Learn how City Year creates environments where students—and you—can thrive.
84.6% national graduation rate
Rising graduation rates show change is possible.
2,357+ high schools with graduation rates of 67% or less
Systemic inequities lead to disparities in educational, health and economic outcomes.
11 point increase in grades and test scores
When students are supported in their social and emotional development.
3X higher graduation rate
For students who reach 10th grade on time and on track in their attendance, behavior and course performance.
This is what change looks like
You see students with the strength and desire to offer so much to the world but without proper access to the learning environments they need to thrive. So, you work with a diverse team made up of people of different backgrounds, identities, and perspectives. Together you get stronger, learn from each other and build each other up.
There is no educational equity without racial justice. We stand with Black staff, AmeriCorps members, partners, community leaders, and the...Read more about Black lives matter. Black students matter. Black futures matter.
Alum Claire Dempsey shares her experience of taking a gap year before college to do City Year.Read more about A City Year is more than just a gap year
City Year and our district partners are finding new ways to support students, teachers and classrooms while also continuing their...Read more about Finding new ways to serve during COVID-19
We are encouraged by the results from the recent 2019 Building a Grad Nation report that shows the U.S. national...Read more about Accelerating equitable progress to improve graduation rates
More than 32,000 City Year alums are taking the skills learned during their year of service into their communities and the workforce. Learn how your experience as a City Year AmeriCorps member will help you thrive in any field.Read more
Become the change you want to see in the world
When we invest in young people, we ensure that their talents and contributions are available to our communities in the future.