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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

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.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

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.

Friday, May 17, 2019

65 Years after Brown v. Board of Education: Social Justice Entrepreneur Hubie Jones Reflects on the State of Education and His Vision for the Future

In the 65 years since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. Board of Education that racial segregation in public schools was unconstitutional, Hubie Jones has fought to make equal access to education a reality. Hubie, founder of Massachusetts Advocates for Children and a charter trustee of the Boston-based education nonprofit City Year, spoke about progress and pitfalls in the quest for educational equity in the decades since the landmark ruling.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Mentoring in Schools Is a Two-Way Street

Justin sees his journey towards his current role as coming full circle from his days at City Year. He says the relationships he formed as an AmeriCorps member have helped him guide the students he works with each day.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Making Sense Out of Math with Games, Competition and ‘Growth Mindset’

Everyone wins when students become fiercer competitors at games that test their math abilities.