Just 90 days after Hurricane Katrina hit, City Year arrived in Baton Rouge. The following year, we arrived in New Orleans and have been working there since. In that time, we’ve:
- Served more than 4,200 students
- Given more than 710,800 hours of service
- Saved Louisiana more than $14,926,800
- Engaged more than 11,500 volunteers in service
Recently we measured the success of our Whole School, Whole Child model in turning around New Orleans’ schools. Here’s what we discovered:
Improved academics88% of math students increased their test scores 80% of students tutored in literacy increased their test scores 87% of teachers said the corps members improved the overall focus of students and order in the classroom
Better reading scores
50% of students in grades 3 through 5 increased their raw literacy score.
68% of students increased their attendance rate by at least two school days.