In Milwaukee, the graduation rate is just 62% - much lower than the state rate of 88%. Most of them are also behind in reading and math, according to state standardized tests. More than 80% of Milwaukee's children qualify for free or reduced lunch. These challenges put them at risk for falling off track or dropping out of school. 

98%

of teachers agreed or strongly agreed that City Year Milwaukee corps members improved their students’ overall academic performance.

43%

of focus list students in grades 6-9 earning a D or worse in English improved to a C or better.

100%

of principals agreed or strongly agreed that City Year Milwaukee had a positive impact on teachers’ morale.

You can help to change the course of these children’s lives by joining City Year Milwaukee. As a tutor and mentor, you will work in high-need neighborhoods, where you will become a powerful role model to youth and help create solutions for community problems.

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