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Our impact

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.

3x

more likely

to improve proficiency rates in math

2x

more likely

to improve on state English assessments

92%

of teachers

agree that City Year AmeriCorps members helped to foster a positive learning environment for their students

30,000+

City Year alums

are working in a wide range of professions, including education, business, law, and public policy

Measuring impact

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

Measuring success

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.

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Our Impact

Morning Greeting

Every morning at 8:10 a.m., my teammates and I line up in two parallel lines outside the front of Condon...

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Reflections on the start of service at City Year

Choosing to serve In April 2018, Kristina Stamm was working as an intake specialist at a local hospital. After graduating...

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Celebrating the legacy of MLK through collective action

In 1994, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service and charged the...

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Getting to the green

As an AmeriCorps member, my success in supporting our students academically and behaviorally rests in my ability to establish a...

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City Year has a strong return on investment

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1:1 match

Every dollar invested in City Year is matched 1:1.

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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.

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1 month of additional learning

Students in schools with City Year gained one month of additional learning, compared to similar schools without City Year.

Building civic leaders

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Working in education

47% of City Year alumni work in education, including 16% who are classroom teachers.

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Growing from experience

94% of City Year alumni agree that their City Year experience had a significantly positive impact on their lives.

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Engaged in community

City Year alumni are 45% more likely to be civically engaged or belong to a community organization.

National Strategic Partners

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National Partners

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  • Bain Capital logo
  • Celanese logo
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