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The Everyone Graduates Center and City Year

Connecting Social-Emotional Development, Academic Achievement and On-Track Outcomes.

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Advancing student academic outcomes

City Year’s research with The Everyone Graduates Center provides strong evidence that City Year’s holistic approach to providing school-based interventions is successful in advancing student social, emotional and academic outcomes in public schools, specifically schools that predominantly serve students of color and students from low-income families.

Key Findings:

  • There is a statistically significant, consistent relationship between student social-emotional skills and academic outcomes, with an enhanced impact in the ninth grade. The study found that making gains in social-emotional skills is like gaining an entire school year of achievement growth in math or English for students in grades 3-10. ​
  • More time spent with a City Year AmeriCorps member is associated with improvements in social, emotional, academic, and attendance outcomes.EGC Study Cover Image
  • Greater impact is seen when social-emotional skills are integrated into academic interventions, such as incorporating goal-directed behavior while building math and English Language Arts (ELA) skills. Time spent with an AmeriCorps member in math or ELA had direct impact on those areas and also significant indirect impacts by improving social-emotional outcomes.​

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