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Social Impact Profile ™

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City Year’s mission is to build democracy through citizen service, civic leadership and social entrepreneurship. It is through service that we can demonstrate the power and idealism of young people, engage citizens to benefit the common good, and develop young leaders of the next generation. City Year is wholly focused on fighting the national dropout crisis. We have committed to leverage the talent, energy and idealism of corps members to serve as tutors, mentors and role models in schools to help students stay on track – and get back on track – to graduate. Our corps members do this by focusing on three early warning indicators that have been defined through research: attendance, behavior and course performance in math and English.


    City Year Receives Coveted 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

    City Year, Inc., an education-focused nonprofit organization, announced today that it has received the highest rating – Four Stars -- for the eighth consecutive year from Charity Navigator, America’s premier charity evaluator, for its sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. Only 1% of the organizations rated by Charity Navigator have received at least eight consecutive 4-Star evaluations. “At City Year, we strive to adhere to good governance and sound fiscal management in order to execute our mission in a fiscally responsible way,” said Michael Brown, CEO and Co-Founder of City Year, whose corps of 2000 City Year AmeriCorps members serve full time nationwide in high-need public schools to help keep students in school and on track to graduation. “This exceptional rating helps demonstrate to our supporters and the public that we are worthy of their trust and continued investment,” he said. Read More


    City Year mobilizes thousands to perform service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    City Year, an education-focused, nonprofit organization, will mobilize hundreds of staff and corps members and thousands of volunteers for a day of service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Traditionally, City Year regards the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday as a day “on,” not a day off, hosting events in 21 communities across the country. Since 1988, City Year’s 15,100 corps members have served more than 1.2 million students and completed more than 26 million hours of service. Read More