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Heroes and helping hands 2017 [KVIE]
March 24, 2017

Heroes and Helping Hands introduces the people making a difference in communities to improve people’s lives in big and small…

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The case for City Year Detroit [The Detroit News]
March 15, 2017

The model works. A third-party study found that schools that partner with City Year are two to three times more…

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Blazing the college trail: A graduate returns to her South LA home to help others find the way [LA School Report]

As the first in her family to attend college and from a disadvantaged community where few students think it is…

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OPINION: How identifying struggling students in middle school can keep struggling students from dropping out of high school

Three partner organizations complete the Diplomas Now model: City Year, an AmeriCorps organization that puts recent college grads in schools…

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Editorial: empathy builds allies, continuing ‘The Talk’ [NBC News]
March 8, 2017

Two years ago, City Year D.C. Alumna Whitney Parnell founded a nonprofit, Service Never Sleeps (SNS), with the idea that…

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Taco Bell Foundation and City Year partner to celebrate AmeriCorps member appreciation month
March 6, 2017

Taco Bell Foundation will join forces with City Year, a national education organization that helps students stay in school and…

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With data, and helping hands, a school turns around its dismal dropout trend [Miami Herald]
January 20, 2017

Martinez-Fortun and his team are part of a program called Diplomas Now, a partnership between Johns Hopkins University, City Year,…

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Arne Duncan: Obama should focus on our kids [Time]
January 19, 2017

We’ve made further progress by investing in innovative community partnerships like Diplomas Now, which help schools track student attendance, grades…

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City Year works to reverse drop-out numbers [MSNBC]
November 29, 2016

Kids who drop out are eight times as likely to become incarcerated and three times more likely to be unemployed….

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From the south side of Chicago to college [The Atlantic]
September 12, 2016

The new documentary All the Difference tells the story of two young black men and their journey from the South…

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Data as a means, not an end: a brief case study [Stanford Social Innovation Review]
July 11, 2016

How the education nonprofit City Year tackled “measurement drift” by reorienting its measurement activities around one simple premise: Data should…

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Can ‘early warning systems’ keep children from dropping out of school? [Washington Post]
June 21, 2016

City Year social-emotional learning strategies help identify early warning indicators to keep children in school

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