"City Year AmeriCorps members have supplemented the work of teachers and provided critical support for
our students psychologically, socially, emotionally and academically." – Dr. Barbara Jenkins, OCPS Superintendent
Since 2012, our AmeriCorps members have served in Orange County Public Schools implementing our Whole School, Whole Child model. Along the way, we have measured our success. Here are some recent results:
Accelerated Academic Progress
Since welcoming a City Year team in 2012 Oak Ridge High School has seen their graduation rate increase by more than twenty points from 69% in 2012 to 91% in 2017. City Year Orlando is proud to be a part of this collaborative effort with the school district, school leadership and staff, and other programs like ours.
78% of students who received one-on-one support in English Language Arts or math from a City Year AmeriCorps member ended the year with a “C” or better.
Since 2012, over 1300 students receiving support from City Year met or exceeded target improvement scores on math or English Language Arts assessments.
Students who improved their average daily attendance with coaching from City Year AmeriCorps members showed up to 560 more days of school in the final quarter of the year.
Strengthened Students' Social-Emotional Skills
City Year AmeriCorps members provided over 600 hours of individualized behavior coaching and social-emotional skill-building for students at-risk of suspension.
More Role Models for Students
100% of partner principals agreed that City Year AmeriCorps members serve as positive role models.
93% of partner teachers agreed that City Year AmeriCorps members provide essential academic supports that their students wouldn’t otherwise receive.
Learn more about our national impact here.