2015-12-07

100 CITY YEAR JACKSONVILLE AMERICORPS MEMBERS TO JOIN JAGUARS ON FIELD

Jacksonville, FL (December 2, 2015)  – City Year AmeriCorps members will join the pregame festivities at EverBank field on Sunday, December 13, 2015 prior to the Jacksonville Jaguars playing the Indianapolis Colts. The Jacksonville Jaguars invited the 100 AmeriCorps members to celebrate on field prior to the game to honor the work they do with students in Duval County Public Schools.

City Year is an international education non-profit that partners with urban, high-poverty schools to ensure that students receive the extra supports they need to be successful in school, graduating college or career ready. City Year AmeriCorps members, commit a year to serve full-time in school providing those extra supports students need. In Jacksonville, City Year deploys 100 AmeriCorps members who serve on teams at 10 Duval County Public Schools.

Over the past two years, the Jacksonville Jaguars have generously sponsored the City Year Jacksonville team serving at Matthew Gilbert Middle School. During the 2014-2015 school year, the team of seven full-time AmeriCorps members served over 234 students and providing over 540 intervention hours. In that year, 100% of focus list students with an “F” or “D” in Math moved to a “C” or higher. A testament that our students can move back on track to graduation, given they receive the right supports and individualized attention.

City Year also partners with the Jacksonville Jaguars at all 10 of partner schools to bring students to Honor Rows. This year 280 students were able to enjoy the Jaguars play the Houston Texans October 18 thanks to this partnership.

About City Year:

City Year is dedicated to helping students and schools succeed. City Year partners with public schools in 27 urban, high-poverty communities across the U.S. Diverse teams of City Year AmeriCorps members serve full-time in high-poverty urban schools, providing high-impact student, classroom, and school-wide support to help students stay in school and on track to graduate from high school, ready for college and career success. A proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network, City Year is made possible by support from the Corporation for National and Community Service, school district partnerships, and private philanthropy from corporations, foundations and individuals. Learn more at www.cityyear.org/Jacksonville or by following us on Twitter and Instagram @CityYearJAX.

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