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Learning networks that support school improvement

We’re working with our partners to develop and spread schoolwide practices that can help all students thrive.

City Year seeks to contribute to a broader conversation about how best to support our students and ensure equitable access to learning opportunities for all. As a part of this work, we are building communities of district and school leaders to share what we are learning, spread promising practices, and support continuous improvement.

Through our work with 350 public schools nationwide, City Year works to develop and share schoolwide continuous improvement practices to improve attendance, course performance and student engagement, along with ways to build student competencies that reflect academic, social and emotional skills.

City Year uses research and learning to inform and improve our Whole School, Whole Child services. We share insights more broadly to spread effective practices and build support for policies that contribute to engaging learning environments for all students.

[The Network for School Improvement] has provided my school leadership team with new perspectives and best practices that we have taken back to our school and worked into our improvement plan for next year.

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Spreading promising practices

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District learning network

School system leaders convene to share experiences, generate ideas about how to support student success and learn together as practitioners.

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Network for school improvement

Teams of school staff develop their capacity for continuous improvement, in partnership with Everyone Graduates center at Johns Hopkins University School of Education.

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Research and learning

As a learning organization, we build our research base to improve our model and to contribute knowledge to the field.

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City Year and Continuous Improvement

We know our educators can position students for lasting success. That is why we are eager to showcase our free, continuous improvement (CI) digital toolkit. Educators can use this resource to understand why CI is important, and how to implement it, helping to improve inequitable student outcomes.

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Read more about what we’re learning

We're excited that City Year will be presenting in Chicago this week at CASEL's first Social and Emotional Learning conference,...

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Caring adults, including AmeriCorps members, can help to create learning environments where young people thrive and feel welcomed and valued.

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City Year CEO and Co-Founder Michael Brown spoke with David L. Cohen, senior executive vice president and chief diversity officer...

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