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A message to our supporters

Dear City Year community,

Thanks to all of you—our AmeriCorps members, staff, students, school partners and investors—City Year can advance our dual mission: expand educational equity by serving students furthest from opportunity and develop diverse leaders through national service who can work across lines of difference. We strive to create conditions that enable all young people to meet their full potential and contribute to a healthy, pluralistic democracy.

Today, applying 35 years of experience and learning with the communities we serve, City Year and our partners are combining our direct service in schools with new research, practice and policy innovations that together drive lasting systems change. Our vision is a more equitable education system for students, more opportunities for young people and more vibrant communities for all of us.

We are deepening and expanding our impact through six program areas as we work to ensure students and young people have the tools, environments, relationships, and skills they need to succeed in whatever path they choose.

Our ultimate aspirations, with your help, are to eliminate the correlation between students’ socio-economic background and their long-term outcomes and to make a year of national service a common rite of passage for young people as they continue to develop into leaders, citizens and professionals.

We invite you to explore our strategy to achieve these goals.

We’re excited to celebrate City Year’s supporters in 2021-2022, share our impact, and highlight recent accomplishments and projects, including a promising student success coach pilot in California and progress with our equity work through our partnership with Starbucks, our champion profile for this annual report.

Thank you again for making this work possible and for believing in the power of young people!

Yours in service,

Jim Balfanz photoJim Balfanz (Boston ’94)
Chief Executive Officer
George Nichols photoGeorge Nichols III
National Board Chair
National Strategic Partners
National Partners