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City Year is an education-focused, nonprofit organization that partners with public schools to help keep students in school and on track to graduate. In 27 communities across the United States and through two international affiliates, this innovative public-private partnership brings together teams of young AmeriCorps members who commit to a year of full-time service in schools.
Impact and Outcomes
A third-party study by Policy Studies Associates (PSA) examined the impact of Whole School Whole Child on City Year’s partner schools’ performance in comparison to similar schools without City Year. The study used publicly available data that local education agencies (LEAs), State and U.S. Departments of Education use to assess school performance.
PSA found that schools with teams of City Year AmeriCorps members were two times more likely to increase English Language Arts (ELA) and three times more likely to increase math proficiency rates compared with similar schools that did not partner with City Year, as measured by state assessments.
Schools that partnered with City Year also gained the equivalent of approximately one month of additional learning in math and ELA.