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New Study: Diplomas Now Increases Percentage of Students without Early-Warning Signs, Boosting Odds of High School Graduation in Nation’s Most Challenged Urban Schools

A study by Policy Study Associates finds City Year’s comprehensive approach achieves academic gains for low-income schools.

About City Year

City Year helps students and schools succeed. Founded in 1988, City Year partners with public schools in 28 urban, high-need communities across the U.S. and through international affiliates in the U.K. and Johannesburg, South Africa. Diverse teams of City Year AmeriCorps members provide research-based student, classroom and school-wide supports to help students stay in school and on track to graduate from high school, ready for college and career success. A 2015 study shows that schools that partner with City Year were up to 2-3 times more likely to improve on math and English assessments. A proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network, City Year is funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service, local school districts, and private philanthropy from corporations, foundations and individuals.

This year, City Year’s 3,000 young leaders are serving more than 200,000 students in 313 schools nationwide.

Learn more about our approach.  

City Year Locations

City Year AmeriCorps members serve in one U.S. location for the duration of their service year. City Year operates in 28 U.S. cities and has two international affiliates. 

U.S. Locations:
Learn more about our U.S. Locations.

International Affiliates:
South Africa


Since its inception, City Year has:

  • Served more than 1.3 million children
  • Completed more than 26 million hours of service
  • Graduated more than 20,000 alumni

Learn more about our Impact.

For more information, please contact:

Tina Chong
t: 857.305.1602