Building a more equitable future
At City Year, we believe that all students can succeed and that developing the skills and mindsets of children and young adults contributes to strong, vibrant communities—outcomes that benefit all of us.
Many students lack access to learning environments and resources they need to thrive in school and in life, due to systemic inequities that disproportionately affect students of color and students growing up in low-income households.
What we do
City Year AmeriCorps members serve in schools all day, every day, preparing students with the social, emotional and academic skills and mindsets to succeed in school and in life.Our unique approach
City Year AmeriCorps members not only make a difference in the lives of students they serve, but also acquire valuable skills that help them and prepare them to be leaders in their communities and their careers.Our alumni
As City Year continues to innovate alongside our school and district partners, we aim to share what we are learning and contribute to a broader conversation about how to ensure equitable access to learning opportunities for all students.Read more
Several events took place in the Chicago area Monday to recognize Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the federal holiday...Read more about Events Across Chicago Honor Martin Luther King Jr. [NBC Chicago]
More than 600 volunteers filled the halls of Robert Nathaniel Dett Elementary School on Monday building cubbies and shelves and...Read more about Instead of taking the day off, volunteers join in MLK Day of Service to honor King’s legacy [Chicago Tribune]
Gov. JB Pritzker was among hundreds of volunteers who donated the time for City Year Chicago’s annual Martin Luther king...Read more about Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Annual Scholarship Breakfast, Day Of Service Honor Civil Rights Leader’s Legacy [CBS Chicago]
More than 200 volunteers filled the halls of Excel High School in South Boston to paint murals, office spaces, lounges,...Read more about More than 200 volunteers spruce up high school in South Boston in honor of MLK [7 News]
Partnering with City Year
If you share our values and our desire to see all students succeed, there are a variety of ways to partner with City Year at a National or even a local level.