"We’re delighted to welcome Kyle to the City Year team as Executive Director of City Year Seattle/King County," said Michael Brown, national CEO and Co-Founder of City Year. “Kyle brings to City Year outstanding leadership experience, the ability to plan strategically to meet the needs of the Seattle community -- and a passion for City Year's work to help students and schools succeed."

Angelo comes to City Year after spending 12 years at Microsoft working on a broad set of global initiatives and leadership roles.  He was most recently the Director of Global Staffing Programs for Microsoft, and has held leadership positions in Operations, Coaching, and HR/Staffing.  Angelo brings to the Executive Director role tremendous transferable skills from his professional background, as well as a personal commitment to the community.  The son of a retired fire chief, Angelo grew up surrounded by public service.  He has had a long-standing goal to make a meaningful impact on the world, and holds particular interest in empowering young people.

At Opening Day, Angelo formally welcomed all 68 City Year Seattle/King County AmeriCorps members as they kick off a year of service as tutors, mentors and role models for the city’s most at-risk youth.

“I am honored to be a member of the City Year family, and look forward to this year as well as many more to come,” said Angelo.  “We continue to rely on our local supporters to ensure that these powerful and diverse teams of City Year AmeriCorps members make the greatest impact possible for the students and schools who need it most.”

“I’m excited for the energy and experience that Kyle brings to City Year Seattle/King County - his leadership, operational acumen and passion will help us to move an already strong and impressive organization forward on the path to more fully addressing the high school dropout crisis in Seattle,” said Sarah Bryar and Jennifer Wells, Co-Chairs of the City Year Seattle/King County Board of Advisors.

Last year, 81 percent of partner teachers reported that their corps member helped to improve overall academic performance. Corps members help keep students in school and on track by concentrating their interventions on attendance, behavior and course performance in reading and math. Corps members are the first faces students see in the morning, and are there until the last student leaves at night. They work side-by-side with teachers throughout the day.

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