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2013 was a year full of great accomplishments and memories for City Year. As we look back on the year and all of our achievements, we would like to reflect on some of our top moments of 2013.

City Year held its 2013 National Leadership Summit – In School & On Track, on May 13th – May 15th, to discuss the unique and targeted role national service can play in addressing the nation’s dropout crisis. Our inspiring speakers included Bryan A. StevensonWendy SpencerAlberto Carvalho and many more.

On May 8th, City Year was named among this year’s Top 100 Ideal Employer List by Universum Global, the Employer Brand Research Firm. This was the first time City Year has made the list of the Top 100 Ideal Employers for college Liberal Arts majors; it debuted at #64.

City Year was represented at the 2013 NBC News Education Nation Summit, by corps member Evelyne Santiago, on a panel moderated by NBC’s Kate Snow, about the impact of mentors on student success.

City Year kicked off its 25thanniversary year on September 20th-22nd, with Red Jacket Weekend in Boston.  The event reunited more than one-thousand alumni, partners, families and friends of City Year to celebrate the impact and idealism of the past quarter century.

In October 2013, City Year named Jonathan Lavine Chair of its National Board of Trustees, David Cohen stepped in as new Vice Chair and we welcomed David Einhorn and Dr. Carol Johnson as new National Trustees.

City Year continued its partnership with, by producing powerful City Year storieswritten by corps members, to generate more knowledge and awareness of our work in schools and with students.

City Year’s 25th site in Tulsa, Oklahoma, kicked-off its pilot year in 2013. We also celebrated Jacksonville, Florida’s Opening Day ceremony which began its inaugural year of service.

City Year announced a new recruitment partnership with NAPA (National Asian Pacific Islander American Panhellenic Association).  Both will work together to recruit and develop young leaders from NAPA’s fraternity, sorority and alumni communities to join in City Year’s mission to keep at-risk youth in school and on track to graduate.

City Year leadership attend the 21st Century National Service summit at the Aspen Institute on June 24th. As members of  The Franklin Project’s Leadership Council, they help launch a ”Plan of Action that calls for establishing 1 million full-time service opportunities for young adults every year.

In 2013, as a result of City Year’s attendance programs and initiatives put into action by 2,700 City Year corps members, students spent approximately 14,600 additional hours in school.

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