City Year Cleveland is proud to serve in six Cleveland Metropolitan School District schools and is focused on significantly reducing Cleveland’s high school dropout rate. Diverse teams of eight to 10 will be placed in six Cleveland schools to help students stay on track – or get back on track – to graduate. These teams serve all day in schools Monday through Thursday as tutors, mentors, role models and leaders of after-school programs. The need for high quality corps members in Cleveland is greater than ever:
According to the Ohio Department of Education, Cleveland's high school graduation rate is 62 percent.
Approximately 70 of 111 Cleveland public schools are in Academic Watch or Academic Emergency.
For every 100 children entering the ninth grade in Cleveland, 63 will graduate high school, 34 of those graduates will go to college and 7 will graduate from college within six years.
City Year corps members are part of the solution to this drop out crisis. As near-peers, City Year diverse, young leaders are uniquely able to collaborate with teachers to improve student attendance, behavior and coursework and identify and address non-academic student needs as well. This school-based service is at the heart of City Year’s approach to helping students and school succeed.
City Year also engages community members, corporate partners and civic leaders in volunteer efforts within Cleveland schools and transformative physical service throughout school and city neighborhoods.
You can make a difference in the lives of Cleveland students and neighborhoods by joining City Year Cleveland.