City Year’s evidence-based approach helps us to partner effectively with community leaders and schools. City Year is continuing to make a measurable impact in the lives of the students and communities we’re serving. Learn more about our impact.

Our results show the progress City Year AmeriCorps members are making in the schools they serve, and we believe their impact is largely due to our holistic approach to meeting students’ needs and dedication to helping students overcome obstacles inside and outside of the classroom. 

City Year keeps students connected to school in order to graduate high school on time. 

City Year supports students in improving their proficiency level in English language arts and math. 

1 Corrin, W., Sepanik, S., Rosen, R., & Shane. A. (2016). Addressing early warning indicators: Interim impact findings from the Investing in Innovation (i3) evaluation of Diplomas Now. Retrieved from MDRC website: http://www.mdrc.org/sites/default/files/DiplomasNow%203rd%202016.pdf
2 Meredith, J. & Anderson, L.M. (2015). Analysis of the impacts of City Year’s WHOLE SCHOOL, WHOLE CHILD Model on partner schools’ performance
2015-16 NWEA Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Literacy n= 1,230; Math n= 1,325. 50 schools at 9 sites; 
English Language Arts n = 1,764; Math n = 1,999; grades 6-9; 
5 Based on Devereux Student Strengths Assessment (DESSA), a validated assessment that measures social-emotional competencies in children and youth. 2015-16 SEL assessment pilot (DESSA), N=2,449 Grades 3-9; 163 schools in 25 cities; 
6 ACT, Inc. (2011) Enhancing College and Career Readiness and Success: The Role of Academic Behaviors

These results show the progress our AmeriCorps members are making in the schools they serve, and we believe their impact is largely due to our holistic approach and their dedication to helping students overcome obstacles inside and outside of the classroom. 

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