Through our data-driven approach and by coming together with our partners and schools, City Year is continuing to make a measurable impact in the lives of the students and communities we’re serving.
City Year’s school-based model is called Whole School Whole Child. Corps members tutor students, serve as an additional resource for teachers in classrooms and lead after school programs and school-wide initiatives to improve student achievement and school culture. As near-peers (younger than teachers, but older than pupils) corps members are uniquely positioned to form a strong bond with students to help them succeed. City Year works in partnership with school staff to regularly monitor student performance on the early warning indicators — attendance, behavior and course performance, the ABC’s — which research shows can identify students at risk of dropping out as early as sixth grade. This continuous process of data-informed intervention allows City Year to customize the types and intensity of supports corps members provide to meet students’ specific needs, academically and socio-emotionally. We deliver the right supports to the right students at the right time.
This school year, there are 230 corps members - the largest corps ever - serving full-time in 26 Chicago schools. Our school partners include both K-8 schools and high schools, with corps members serving students in grades 4 through 9. Our focus on effective training, rigorous use of data, and collaboration with school partners to achieve shared goals has produced a strong track record of measurable impact.
More than 6,000 Chicago students see a City Year corps member every day in their homerooms and classrooms.
More than 2,000 off-track students receive targeted support from City Year in attendance, behavior, or course performance.