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City Year Washington, D.C.

Living in the nation’s capital certainly comes with a lot of perks. But we believe helping thousands of students in District of Columbia Public Schools reach their full potential tops the list.

We are working to address the lack of equitable access to educational opportunities. Our City Year Washington, D.C. AmeriCorps members partner with teachers and schools to add more support and to help create learning environments where all students can build on their strengths and fully engage in their learning.

Accelerating academic growth in Washington, D.C.

  • 76% of students tutored by City Year met or exceeded one year of growth in English Language Arts
  • 59% of students tutored by City Year met or exceeded one year of growth in mathematics

Ensuring more students are on track to high school graduation

Research shows that even academically prepared students are at risk of falling off track. City Year supported students, ensuring that:

  • 68% of students stayed on track in English Language Arts with a C or higher
  • 79% of students stayed on track in mathematics with a C or higher

Advancing interpersonal and workforce readiness skills

  • 62% of students who were identified as needing support made significant progress on key social-emotional skills related to college and career readiness

Partnering with teachers and principals

  • 91% of partner teachers agree that AmeriCorps members fostered a positive learning environment for learning
  • 89% of partner principals agree that City Year has an overall positive impact on their school’s climate

We support organizations that can teach kids to think outside of the box, to really achieve and know that they can own their future. I like to be cutting edge, and I support City Year because it’s an entrepreneurial organization. City Year constantly thinks of ways to help students and reach them in different ways.

Diana Davis Spencer Local philanthropist

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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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More than 170 AmeriCorps members positively impact nearly 7000 students in Washington, D.C.

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Everything we do—every student and AmeriCorps member we support—would not be possible without our partners.

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