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.
At City Year Columbus, we believe that all students can succeed and developing the skills and mindsets of children and young adults contributes to strong, vibrant communities—outcomes that benefit all of us.Download
2021-2022 Impact Highlights
serving with City Year, supporting 51 classrooms and 5,300+ students through Whole School, Whole Child Programming
events and initiatives hosted or supported
home to support students and families
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.
- 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
- 84 school events supported by AmeriCorps members
- 5,375 students served through Whole School, Whole Child supports
School district supports
“City Year AmeriCorps members are a true extension of the classroom teacher. Each AmeriCorps member wears many hats. They become a mentor, educator, sibling, family member, friend, nurse, counselor, and so much more to the students they serve. Corps members are an additional heartbeat in the educational process. They are significant change agents in the lives of students. The corps members are a light to each day and are full of love and energy. Educators such as myself find them priceless jewels.”
-City Year partner teacher
Supporting Students Since 1994
are served by City Year Columbus AmeriCorps members every year
received support during the 2018-2019 school year
have graduated from City Year Columbus since our founding in 1994
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.Learn how impact happens
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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.
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.
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.