City Year Cleveland received the Stephen G. Woodsum Best of City Year Award from the national organization, City Year.

The annual award is given to City Year sites that are recognized based on more than 75 performance goals, including impact, fundraising, recruitment and retention, financial health and staff development. This year only seven out of 27 sites won the Best of City Year award. This accomplishment is City Year Cleveland’s second consecutive year being awarded.

This past school year, 50 City Year Cleveland AmeriCorps members served as tutors, mentors and role models for over 1,800 students in six Cleveland Metropolitan School District Investment schools: John Adams High School, Alfred A. Benesch K-8 School, East Technical High School, Glenville High School, Mound STEM Academy and Franklin D. Roosevelt Academy.

The award recognizes City Year Cleveland’s outstanding service impact during the 2014-15 school year. In 2014-15, 71 percent of students City Year Cleveland served improved their math and English assessment results, and 67 percent of behavior focus list students improved social emotional skills. 

"This acknowledgement represents a tremendous amount of hard work and collaboration between City Year Cleveland, our partners and supporters,” said Phillip M. Robinson, Jr., vice president and executive director, City Year Cleveland.  “The dedication of our team, who performs at the highest level of excellence, is directly reflected in this recognition. While there is much left to do, I could not be prouder of the hard work and achievements of City Year Cleveland.”

The City Year sites to win the award include Baton Rouge, Chicago, Cleveland, Jacksonville, Milwaukee, New Hampshire and San Jose. The award was announced at City Year’s National Summer Academy in Boston on July 14.


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