Friday, March 16, 2018

National Service in Education with CEO and co-founder Michael Brown

According to a recent study, students with low attendance rates, poor behavior or course failure in English or math are more likely to drop out of high school. Michael Brown, CEO and co-founder of City Year discusses efforts to provide the academic support and encouragement at-risk students need to thrive in the classroom.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

City Year Service in Tulsa Schools Help Raise Graduation Rates [The Hechinger Report]

City Year school partnerships in Tulsa high schools combine relationship-building with data analysis to boost graduation rates.

Monday, November 27, 2017

City Year helps students reach their full potential and graduate

City Year Director Laura Hamm and Impact Manager Shani Walter join MSNBC ahead of “Giving Tuesday” to discuss their work with at-risk schools to help bridge the gap between what students need and what the schools are designed to provide.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Social-Service Groups Fight to Reverse Slide in Donations

City Year (No. 346), which turns 30 next year, is a rising star in the nonprofit world, having climbed onto the Philanthropy 400 three years ago. AmeriCorps members working for the organization in schools nationwide stand out thanks to the signature red jackets they wear.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Octavia Spencer’s Belief in Education Inspires Her Involvement With City Year [Variety]

"It’s not surprising Spencer was drawn to City Year, a member of the AmeriCorps network. The organization is designed to help students and schools excel. Spencer became intrigued shortly after wrapping “The Help,” when 20th Century Fox Chairman and CEO Stacey Snider (then chairman-CEO of DreamWorks) invited her to attend the org’s annual Spring Break: Destination Education party. “I heard all the talking points and learned what they do in the community,” recalls Spencer. “I knew it was something I would lend my time to, and years later, I’ve become a member of the board of the L.A. chapter.”