City Year Kansas City was founded in fall of 2015. After a successful pilot year with 16 AmeriCorps members serving at two schools, City Year Kansas City was proud to expand to 50 AmeriCorps members serving at five schools in August 2016.
This year, City Year AmeriCorps members are working alongside talented teachers, administrators and other professionals to help improve student Attendance, Behavior and Course performance (the ABCs). Read more about why we focus on these areas here.
City Year is a data-driven organization, utilizing data to guide decisions, from which students receive one-on-one tutoring from AmeriCorps members to what content areas are focused on during intervention time with students. City Year staff and AmeriCorps members continually analyze data to best serve students and help them get back on track as quickly as possible. In addition, over the course of the year, City Year tracks school-wide and student-level impact in the ABCs and produces mid-year and end-of-year reports for our stakeholders.
Here are a few results from the pilot program during the 2015-2016 school year:
Students City Year worked with at Central Middle School attended school, on average, 3 additional weeks when compared to the previous year.
“[City Year AmeriCorps members] are there 100% of the time every single day, which allows them to build relationships with the students on a level that other organizations do not reach.” - City Year Partner Teacher
Improved Course Performance
“I believe my City Year AmeriCorps Member worked hard to get my students on-track. One student passed because of the one-on-one attention he received from City Year.”- City Year Partner Teacher
In addition to the impact we make with students, City Year Kansas City impacts the professional development of our AmeriCorps members. Please see below for City Year KC's 50 AmeriCorps member career plans from FY17: