San José is home to an ethnically diverse community, booming technology companies and aspiring entrepreneurs. City Year San José/Silicon Valley works alongside teachers and community partners to support students across our city.
We are working to address the lack of equitable access to educational opportunities. Our City Year San José/Silicon Valley AmeriCorps members partner with teachers and schools to add more support and to help create learning environments where all students can build on their strengths and fully engage in their learning.
In partnership with Alum Rock Union School District and Ravenswood School District, our team uses both qualitative and quantitative data to ensure that our AmeriCorps members are effectively supporting students.
Accelerating academic progress in San José
- 57% of students who started the year with a D or F in English Language Arts courses who were tutored by City Year AmeriCorps members ended the year with an A, B or C.
- 51% of students tutored by City Year met or exceeded one year of growth in mathematics.
Advancing interpersonal and workforce readiness skills
- 47% of students who were identified as needing support made significant progress on key social-emotional skills related to college and career readiness.
Partnering with teachers
- 88% of partner teachers agree that AmeriCorps members fostered a positive environment for learning.
Read our 2019-2020 Annual Site Report to learn more about what we are doing and the impact we have been able to make.
City Year has been one of our strongest improvement partners. The positive energy, the care and the commitment that City Year AmeriCorps members bring to our schools are invaluable.
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Contributing to a clearer, 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 the school community.Learn how impact happens
More than 105 AmeriCorps members positively impact over 8,000 students in San José/Silicon Valley.
Everything we do—every student and AmeriCorps member we support—would not be possible without our partners.