Now in our fourth year partnering with the Manchester School District at six elementary schools, City Year New Hampshire is seeing increased impact with our students.
During the 2013-2014 school year, 98% of all students tutored by City Year AmeriCorps members improved literacy scores, with 47% reading on grade level by the end of the year. This improvement coupled with significant gains in math where over two-thirds of all students tutored by City Year New Hampshire improved their raw math scores, with 27% achieving proficiency in grade level by the end of the year, is helping more students stay in-school and on-track. Furthermore, 67% of students mentored by City Year New Hampshire in the 50 Acts of Kindness lunch program showed an increase in positive socio-emotional behavior skills.
We are very pleased to share that for the first time in early September a formal letter was sent home to all students in the district highlighting the partnership between City Year New Hampshire and the Manchester School District. The letter was co-authored by Superintendent Dr. Debra Livingston and Executive Director Pawn Nitichan and focuses on the importance, impact and difference our 50 City Year AmeriCorps members make with students at each of our school. Click here to read the letter.