Support Xavier's Parent Phone Calls for 1 Year

A microproject by City Year Inc.

Summary

City Year corps members monitor attendance and work closely with students to improve attendance through school-wide initiatives, one-on-one coaching (including phone calls home) and communication with parents and guardians. Attendance is a significant driver of student achievement and an important predictor of graduation. Corps members call home reporting a student's progress and attendance record.
$1,495.00
total raised
4
donors
0
monthly donors
4
years active

Challenge

Research from Johns Hopkins University has found that likely dropouts can be identified as early as elementary school by early warning indicators: high absences, poor behaviors and course failure in math or English. If a student in the sixth grade in a high-poverty school has even one of these indicators, he has less likely to graduate high school six years later. Excessive school absenteeism precedes grade failure, loss of interest, resulting in students withdrawing from school.

Solution

City Year corps members greet students on the school house steps, working closely with teachers and students to monitor and improve attendance through special initiatives and communications to parents and guardians. By calling home and reporting a student's progress and attendance record to parents, corps members are helping their students stay in school and to succeed.

Long-Term Impact

Students who progress to 10th grade with their peers are four times more likely to graduate than students who fall behind.Our 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 that service in communities where the dropout challenge is most concentrated, ultimately serving two thirds of the nation's dropouts.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

City Year
AmeriCorps

Organization Information

City Year Inc.

Location: Boston, MA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.cityyear.org
Project Leader:
Maggie Hureau
Boston, MA United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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