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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

Schools partnering with City Year are up to 3x more likely to improve proficiency rates in math.

2x
more likely

Schools partnering with City Year are 2x more likely to improve on state English assessments.

92%
of teachers

School staff agree that City Year AmeriCorps members help to foster a positive learning environment for their students.

30,000+
City Year alums

Our 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.

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.

 

How are student success coaches supporting students during COVID-19?

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from a Detroit AmeriCorps member on what a meaningful virtual day looks like for a student success coach.

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about how Los Angeles AmeriCorps members are providing a “lifeline of support” during the pandemic.

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Our Impact

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Our Impact

First Year AmeriCorps member, Ava Masias, shares more about supporting Social Emotional Learning in the virtual space this service year. 

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Our Impact

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Our Impact

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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.

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