As City Year’s National Strategy and Innovation Sponsor, Deloitte helps City Year to innovate and maximize its impact in schools across the country. Deloitte does this by providing pro-bono consulting to address key strategic and operational challenges related to City Year’s model, and by offering the skills and expertise of its employees to City Year AmeriCorps members and staff through a mentorship program and career development workshops.
In a 2018 white paper, Deloitte's Bill Copeland and Michael E. Raynor set out to explore whether City Year’s success is replicable and how constraints might affect the integrity and effectiveness of its model. This paper, "From Downward Spiral to Virtuous Cycle: City Year's Breakthrough Innovation in Education" presents City Year as a leading education innovation and uses a business innovation lens to examine its value and growth potential of City Year’s services by assessing the organization against four dimensions of performance, or the "4 C's": consistency, customization, continuity and cost.
Read a summary of the report's findings in a blog authored by Bill Copeland, Michael E. Raynor and City Year President Jim Balfanz.
Watch Deloitte LLP's Vice Chairman Bill Copeland discuss the white paper at City Year's 2018 Investors Summit.