Afterschool and Extracurricular Programs Help to Make Schools Safe Spaces for All Students
AmeriCorps Member Rebecca Charles noticed that for some of her students, school was not a fun or safe space to learn. Read on to learn what Rebecca did during her service year to help change that.
The Power of National Service: Building a More Equitable Future
City Year President Jim Balfanz shares the ways in which his year of service changed the trajectory of his life and shaped his belief that national service is one of the best ways for our country to build a more just and equitable future.
Dr. Nikolai Vitti’s Vision for Student Success in Detroit
In May 2017, Dr. Vitti became superintendent of Detroit Public Schools Community District, where most students are of color and are eligible for free lunch. He says that City Year is a key part of his vision to rebuild the city’s schools and give all students opportunities to succeed.
For 30 Years, City Year's Alumni Have Made a Difference
Every year, we ask our alumni to come together for Strong Circle day—a day of alumni giving and a day to reflect and share stories about their service. Read on to learn how you can contribute this Strong Circle Day.
Accelerating Equitable Progress to Improve Graduation Rates
As the school year draws to a close, we are encouraged by the results from the 2019 Building a Grad Nation report that shows the graduation rate is at an all-time high. However, we know there is more work to be done, specifically to close the equity gaps between students of color, low-income students, and their white and higher-income peers.