To Keep Students Connected to #SchoolEveryDay, Remind Them How Much They Matter
City Year AmeriCorps members are committed to helping students, day-after-day and month-after-month, stay in school and on track to graduation, prepared for success in college, career and life. To keep students coming to school every day and engaged with their learning, we are working with schools to ensure belonging and mutual trust are reinforced within the entire school community.
Caring relationships and student well-being are key to academic success
Students need to feel secure and supported in order to thrive in school and in life. City Year AmeriCorps members develop positive relationships with the students they serve, helping to meet their social-emotional and academic needs. City Year is learning from other youth-focused organizations and research institutions about ways to support student and school success.
City Year Alumni Teachers: Continuing to Make a Difference in Education After Their Service Year
While City Year AmeriCorps members go on flourish in many different careers after their year of national service, about half of our alumni who responded to a recent survey have shared that they are active in the education sector, 16 percent of whom are currently classroom teachers. City Year now has plans to nearly double the number of alumni who enter the teaching profession by providing them with additional supports so they can more easily enter pathways into teaching.
Building Strategic Partnerships to Provide Students with Year-Round Learning Support
City Year and BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life) are developing a new collaborative partnership because we know that for students to succeed in the classroom and beyond, they need access to engaging and rigorous opportunities for academic and social-emotional growth throughout the entire year.
A Holistic Approach to Student Success
Our Whole School Whole Child approach has provided academic and social-emotional support to thousands of students attending more than 300 high-need public schools in 28 U.S. cities. Learn more about what we learned in the process.