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Our Approach

Tapping Into Chicago’s Potential

At City Year, we believe education has the power to help every child reach his or her potential. However, in high-poverty communities there are external factors and obstacles students are faced with every day that can interfere with their ability to get to school ready to learn.

Our Impact

powerful results

Our AmeriCorps members serve students in 26 Chicago Public Schools and we continuously track and measure our impact.

Our Corps

highly skilled near-peer mentors

Recently, we deployed 230 highly skilled AmeriCorps members to serve in 26 schools in the south and west sides of Chicago. Together, this team transforms the future for nearly 15,000 students.