City Year unites young people (ages 17-24) of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service to help students succeed in school and stay on-track to high school graduation. As tutors, mentors and role models, City Year's diverse leaders - corps members - are deployed in teams to work in low-income urban communities, transforming schools and neighborhoods and making a difference in the lives of underserved children.
We know all students can succeed. At the same time, more than 10 million children live in neighborhoods of concentrated poverty. These students face adversity that interferes with their ability to arrive at school every day ready to learn.
City Year helps to close gaps in high-need schools by supporting students' academic and social-emotional development while also providing schools with the additional capacity to enhance school culture and climate.
City Year provides a powerful double bottom line: improved outcomes for students in high-need schools and the cultivation of the next generation of leaders through our alumni.