Powerful Results

Since 1997, City Year AmeriCorps members have positively impacted greater Philadelphia’s schools. Over the past two decades, we’ve:

Deployed more than 3,000 corps members

Given more than 4.5 million hours of service

Engaged 60,000 volunteers

Generated more than $5,000,000 in education awards

Our hard work in Philadelphia has paid off. Our last full academic year resulted in the following:

Better Schools 

90% of partner teachers were satisfied with the overall impact of City Year Philadelphia on their class and with their students.1

100% of school administrators agreed that City Year AmeriCorps members work well with their teachers and staff.2

Higher Grades

City Year Philadelphia AmeriCorps members gave individualized math support to over 1,400 students, moving 62% of students with a D or F in math to a C or better.

City Year AmeriCorps members gave individualized reading support to nearly 1,500 students, moving 64% of students with a D or F in English to a C or better.

After-School Enrichment

More than 2,400 students benefited from before and after school programming with City Year Philadelphia.

100% of school administrators agreed that City Year Philadelphia after-school programs foster a positive learning environment.3

Source 1: n = 124, City Year Teacher Survey, November 2014, Source 2: n = 21, City Year Principal Survey, November 2014, Source 3: n = 20, City Year Principal Survey, November 2014
[[nid:6674]] What Teachers Say:

“The City Year team that I worked with this year helped me infinitely. They were ready and willing to do everything possible to make sure the students had a great year. That included helping me and pushing the students to do their best work. I would thoroughly recommend their services to anyone else.”— Anonymous teacher

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