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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 Launches Ten-Year Strategy to Build the Nation's Urban Graduation Pipeline

    Today, City Year announced a Long-Term Impact strategy designed to challenge the high school graduation status quo in America, dramatically increase the urban graduation pipeline, and transform the future for thousands of students nationwide. Focusing on the schools where the urban graduation challenge is most concentrated and tapping the civic energy and talents of young adults in national service, the goal of City Year’s ten-year strategy is to nearly double the number of students reaching the tenth grade on track to graduate in the schools where City Year serves, ensuring that at least 80% of the students in these schools are on track to graduate. At full scale, City Year will reach 900,000 students annually in more than 1,000 urban schools. Read More


    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