Using our Whole School, Whole Child model, our City Year AmeriCorps members support 11 Denver partner schools. Along the way, we measured our success. Here’s what we found:
Ensuring more students are on track to high school graduation
88% of City Year Denver partner schools improved the Denver Public Schools Performance Framework Rating from 2014-2017.
In 2019, City Year Denver completed the feeder pattern into North High School from Skinner Middle and Lake Middle schools, which accounts for more than 44% of the population entering North, ensuring City Year’s continuum of supports for the seven-year plan. City Year is working to establish priority “feeder patterns” that make up two-thirds of the urban dropouts, so that students benefit from City Year’s holistic services for multiple years of their educational experience.
City Year Denver completed an additional feeder pattern to George Washington Highschool in the 2019-2020 school year.
Students served by City Year Denver AmeriCorps members made significant growth in the social-emotional development as measured by the Devereux Student Strengths Assessment (DESSA).
In 2019, 44% of students assigned to an Attendance focus list (receiving 8 or more continuous weeks or support from a City Year Denver AmeriCorps member) improved their daily average attendance.
In 2019, 78% of students assigned to a Behavioral/Social Emotional Learning (SEL) focus list (receiving 8 or more continuous weeks or support from a City Year Denver AmeriCorps member) improved their scores on SEL assessments.
In 2019, 44% of students assigned to a Literacy or Math focus list (receiving 8 or more continuous weeks or support from a City Year Denver AmeriCorps member) improved their test scores in these subjects.
Improving School Culture & Climate in Denver
100% of 2018–2019 partner principals report being “satisfied” or “very satisfied” with the quality of service provided by their City Year team.
87% of 2018–2019 partner teachers “agree” or “strongly agree” that their City Year AmeriCorps member helped to improve their students’ academic performance.
93% of 2018–2019 partner teachers report being “satisfied” or “very satisfied” with the overall experience of having City Year in their school.
Teacher quote: My City Year [AmeriCorps member] formed nice, tight, appropriate adult-student relationships with many of my at-risk students. When students are struggling with discipline, he is very intuitive re: when and how to intervene and helps students center themselves to become ready to rejoin their peers and participate academically in the classroom. His passion for helping students is obvious in everything he does, and my students understand and respect his attitude in and outside of the classroom. They all respect and LOVE our City Year [AmeriCorps member].”
We will be serving at the following schools this year: