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.
to improve proficiency rates in math
to improve on state English assessments
agree that City Year AmeriCorps members helped to foster a positive learning environment for their students
City Year alums
are working in a wide range of professions, including education, business, law, and public policy
City Year provides a powerful double bottom line: improved outcomes for students in systemically under-resourced schools and the cultivation of the next generation of leaders through our alum.Our unique approach
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.See our success
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City Year has a strong return on investment
Every dollar invested in City Year is matched 1:1.
78% more cost effective
For schools we partner with, City Year is 78% more cost effective than contracting with individual providers to deliver our services.
1 month of additional learning
Students in schools with City Year gained one month of additional learning, compared to similar schools without City Year.
A smart investment
In a 2018 white paper, Deloitte Consulting LLP examined the value and growth potential of City Year’s services, including City Year's return on investment.Download the paper
Building civic leaders
Working in education
47% of City Year alumni work in education, including 16% who are classroom teachers.
Growing from experience
94% of City Year alumni agree that their City Year experience had a significantly positive impact on their lives.
Engaged in community
City Year alumni are 45% more likely to be civically engaged or belong to a community organization.
City Year's 32,000 alumni are increasingly taking on leadership roles and making significant contributions as leaders who can mobilize diverse groups to tackle complex challenges across a range of professional fields.Download the report