Every 26 seconds a student gives up on school in America. In 24 communities across the United States, City Year unites teams AmeriCorps members, aged 17-24 years old, who commit to a year of full-time service in schools, providing individual support to struggling students to help them stay in school and on track to succeed.
The United States is the wealthiest country. Yet, the average graduation rate in our 50 of our largest cities is only 53 percent. The students who are dropping out of school are overwhelmingly people of color: nearly half of all African American and Native American students will not graduate with their class, and only 6 in 10 Hispanic students will.
City Year seeks to provide the right interventions to the right students at the right time through attendance monitoring, behavioral support, tutoring in math and literacy. City Year also provides after-school and extended day programming to influence a positive climate of high expectations in school and community engagement.
Students who progress to 10th grade with their peers are four times more likely to graduate than students who fall behind. City Year's Long-Term Impact goal is to ensure 80% of the students in the schools City Year serves reach 10th grade on track and on time, serving the majority of at-risk students in the locations where City Year serves. City Year focuses on the communities where the dropout crisis is the most concentrated, ultimately serving 2/3rds of the nation's dropouts.
"I'm convinced that City Year is perhaps uniquely positioned to be our partner and to be the
partner at the local level to transform schools that have historically struggled". - Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education
Total Funding Received to Date: $77,088
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $22,911
Total Funding Goal: $100,000
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
Project Id: #11512
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