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Powerful Results 

"City Year has been one of the most impactful near-peer mentor programs I've measured in over three decades of public education service.   The effects of the Corp on students' attendance, behavior and course completion has contributed to double-digit percentage gains in achievement across all five disciplines as measured on the State's standardized graduation test, an extraordinary decrease in reported level I disciplinary incidents, and a significant increase in the number of students matriculating to the next grade level.   I have the data; the partnership works!" 
-Dr. J. Daniel Good, Former Superintendent, Columbus City Schools

Since 1994, City Year AmeriCorps members have had a positive impact on students in Columbus City Schools. Over the past 25 years, we have seen great progress with our students and partner schools and have acheived the following milestones:

  • Served more than 1 million hours 
  • Impacted more than 75,000 students 
  • Encouraged nearly 10,000 community volunteers give back to Columbus
  • Deployed more than 700 corps members

During the 2018-2019 Academic City Year:

  • This year, 62 City Year Columbus AmeriCorps members (ACMs) served over 3,800 studenbts in 7 Columbus City Schools and provided 11,920 hours of individuallized interventions to 665 students.
  • ACADEMICS: 322 students were enrolled in literacy tutoring and 376 students were enrolled in math tutoring
    • 6,365 is the total number of hours ACMs spend tutoring students in literacy
    • 4,641 is the total number of hours AmeriCorps members spent tutoring students in math 
    • 46% of students who started the year with a D or F in ELA ended the year with a C or above
    • 35% of students who started the year with a D or F in math ended the year with a C or above
  • WHOLE SCHOOL SUPORT: 3,885 students received whole school support
    • 180 students received individualized support to help improve their average daily attendance
    • 4,123 phone calls were made by City Year AmeriCorps members to the parents and guardians of absent students
  • SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL SKILLS: 240 students were enrolled in behavior coaching
    • 58% of students met or exceeded one year of growth in their social-emotional skills according to the DESSA

Our hard work has paid off and has resulted in:

Contributions to a Positive School Environment

  • 110+ students regularly attending City Year afterschool programming
  • 60+ City Year partnership school-wide events and initiatives

High Partner Satisfaction

  • 100% of Partner Principals agreee or strongly agree that AmeriCorps members are well prepared for the acadeic work they do with students.
  • 89% of partner teachers agree that AmeriCorps members help improve their student's confidence in their ability to learn
  • 92% of partners teachers agree or strongly agree that AmeriCirps members help create opportunities for their students to work collaboratively
  • 878% of partner teachers agree or strongly agree that AmeriCirps members prodivde essential academic supports that students wouldn't otherwise receive  otherwise receive.

Statistically Significant Growth in Student Social Emotional Skills

  • Attendance, Behavior, and Course Performance focus list students across all schools self-reported a statistically significant positive change in their Action Orientation, Assertiveness, and Refection skills from October to May according to the Holistic Student Assessment.

Read the 2017-2018 Annual Report


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