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About City Year

City Year is contributing to a clearer and bolder vision of what public schools can and should be for all children: places of learning, exploration and risk-taking, where every student feels safe and connected to his or her school community; where data is used continuously to help promote student growth and achievement; and where all students have access to positive, caring relationships and personalized learning environments that encourage them to persevere through challenges, build on their strengths and thrive.

Since 1988, City Year has:

2 million children

Served more than 2 million children


57 million service hours

Completed over 57 million service hours


30,000 alumni

Graduated more than 30,000 alumni



Fueled by national service, City Year partners with public schools in 29 urban, high-need communities across the U.S. and through international affiliates in the U.K. and Johannesburg, South Africa. Diverse teams of City Year AmeriCorps members provide research-based student, classroom and school-wide supports to help students stay in school and on track to graduate from high school, ready for college and career success. This year, City Year’s 3,000 young leaders are serving more than 223,000 students in over 325 schools nationwide.

A 2015 study shows that schools that partner with City Year were up to 2–3 times more likely to improve math and English assessments. A proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network, City Year is supported by the Corporation for National and Community Service, local school districts, and private philanthropy from corporations, foundations and individuals.

Learn more about our approach.  

Media Resources

City Year Media Press Kit

Study: Diplomas Now Increases Percentage of Students without Early-Warning Signs, Boosting Odds of High School Graduation in Nation’s Most Challenged Urban Schools

A study by Policy Study Associates finds City Year’s comprehensive approach achieves academic gains for low-income schools.

City Year Locations

City Year AmeriCorps members serve in one U.S. location for the duration of their service year. City Year operates in 29 U.S. cities and has two international affiliates. 

U.S. Locations:

Learn more about our 29 U.S. Locations

International Affiliates:

South Africa


For more information, please contact:

Tina Chong
(857) 305-1602