In 1992, Marie-Louise Ramsdale, Harvard Law student, attended a City Year event. Inspired, she wrote a two-page proposal to bring City Year to South Carolina. The next year, her dream was realized.
Since then, we’ve mentored more than 40,000 students in Columbia, and along the way, we measured our success. Here’s what we discovered:
93% of teachers agree corps members improved students respectfulness toward one another.
81% of students in grades 6 through 9 earning a D or worse, improved to a C or better.
A positive environment
100% of principals agreed corps members showed students how to act with kindness toward one another.