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The first two weeks of school have been exhilarating and inspiring as we begin our 11th year of service in Los Angeles! Our AmeriCorps members have stepped into schools all across the city to ensure our most vulnerable students receive the extra attention they need to stay in school and on track to graduate — college and career ready.


Our idealistic change-agents, 270 strong, are determined to provide the students of Los Angeles with positive, developmental relationships, individualized academic supports, and opportunities to develop social-emotional skills that can help prevent the detrimental effects of poverty on our city’s students. 


At City Year, we take idealism very seriously. For us, it is not only a positive mindset or attitude but also a set of skills that can be learned and put into practice on a daily basis. We are committed to tapping the idealistic power of our young AmeriCorps members to achieve transformational change for students and a positive culture and climate for schools.  


Through the power of teamwork, fueled by a deep belief in the power of our young people, our AmeriCorps members will tend to the whole child with open hearts and minds. We know that consistent monitoring combined with steadfast encouragement can lead to amazing results both in and out of the classroom.

We invite you to join us on this year-long journey. Follow all of our students' wins — big and small — with #makebetterhappen.  


For more #makebetterhappen inspiration, please check out:

Teacher from City Year Los Angeles

Math is Foundational to 21st Century Success

Together, HSBC and City Year have collaborated to identify new opportunities to build critical skills and confidence in math for students in high-need communities. Read more to find out about how HSBC and City Year are finding ways to close the gap and improve math performance through their valuable partnership.

Roosevelt High School male AmeriCorps members
Preparing the Leaders of Tomorrow: City Year L.A. & Bank of America

One of City Year’s core principals is the belief that national service is an experience that has the ability to provide a dual benefit: it helps students with the highest needs reach their fullest potential, and it develops AmeriCorps members into civic-minded leaders of tomorrow. Bank of America, one of CYLA's longest-standing partners, recently announced a $25,000 grant in support of leadership training for AmeriCorps members.

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