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City Year Columbus

A growing city with a neighborhood feel, Columbus is home to a smart, diverse community of young professionals. Here in the capital of Ohio, AmeriCorps members are supporting students while expanding their own possibilities.

We are working to address the lack of equitable access to educational opportunities. Our City Year Columbus AmeriCorps members serve all day, every day to provide the support that students need. They partner with teachers and schools to provide additional capacity and help create learning environments where all students can build on their strengths and fully engage in their learning.

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Research shows that providing students with positive, caring, consistent adult relationships at school helps to keep students on track to graduate with the skills and mindsets essential for success in college, career and life. Students stay in school, are more engaged and perform better academically when they feel connected to at least one adult at school. That is our role and our goal, to ensure that students have the relationships and resources to help them thrive in and out of school.

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2021-2022 Impact Highlights

56
AmeriCorps members

serving with City Year, supporting 51 classrooms and 5,300+ students through Whole School, Whole Child Programming

84
school-wide

events and initiatives hosted or supported

3,000+
phone calls

home to support students and families

71,500
hours

of individualized tutoring and mentoring were provided to students by City Year AmeriCorps members

Research shows that providing students with positive, caring, consistent adult relationships at school helps to keep students on track to graduate with the skills and mindsets essential for success in college, career and life.

Students stay in school, are more engaged and perform better academically when they feel connected to at least one adult at school. That is our role and our goal, to ensure that students have the relationships and resources to help them thrive in and out of school.

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  • AmeriCorps members supported teachers and students virtually from the start of the year and were in person supporting as soon as teachers and students returned. City Year members also supported Learning Extension enters for in-person options for students.
  • 71,500 hours of service to students, families, teachers
Phone calls home
  • Support: Attendance, answering questions, connecting families to resources
  • 3,043 phone calls made
Academics and social-emotional learning supports
  • 51 classrooms served
  • 3,783 hours of small group sessions to support student learning
  • 671 students supported 1-1 or in small groups multiple times over the year
Whole School supports
  • 200 homework help or enrichment sessions for students to support with learning and academic engagement
  • 84 school events supported by AmeriCorps members
School district supports

“City Year AmeriCorps members build relationships and academic goals with students, hold them accountable, greet them and create additional stakeholders in the student’s academic sphere for whom to model themselves after and strive to please with progress and success. More students believe in themselves, pass and excel because of City Year AmeriCorps members.”

-City Year partner teacher

Supporting Students Since 1994

100,000+
hours

are served by City Year Columbus AmeriCorps members every year

3,885
students

received support during the 2018-2019 school year

885
alumni

have graduated from City Year Columbus since our founding in 1994

6
school partners

work with City Year Columbus every year to ensure that students get the support they need

Contributing to a clearer, bolder vision

of what public schools can and should be for all children: places of learning, exploration and risk-taking, where every student feels safe and connected to the school community.

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Meet our Corps

62 City Year Columbus AmeriCorps members serve over 3,800 students every year in seven Columbus City Schools. As near-peer mentors, AmeriCorps members form trusting relationships with students that are the foundation of our work.

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Our Partners

Because of our community partners, more students receive the resources they need to thrive in school. Everything we do—from supporting students to preparing AmeriCorps members—would not be possible without our partners.

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Ever dollar invested in City Year has a measurable impact on students. Donating to City Year ensures that we can continue providing students with the support they need every year, ultimately helping them reach graduation.

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