City Year helps students and schools succeed. Fueled by national service, City Year partners with public schools in high-need communities to help meet the holistic needs of all students. Diverse teams of City Year AmeriCorps members serve as tutors, mentors, and role models, providing research-based student, classroom, and whole school 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 mathematics and English language arts assessments.


With our partners, City Year is contributing to a bold vision of what public schools can and should be for all children: places of learning, exploration, growth and risk-taking.


City Year is among the nation’s fastest-growing nonprofit social enterprises. The organization’s 900 staff and 3,100 AmeriCorps members work and serve in 28 communities across the country, including Boston – where City Year was founded in 1988 and is headquartered – and Baton Rouge, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbia, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Little Rock, Los Angeles, Memphis, Miami, Milwaukee, New Hampshire, New Orleans, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Providence, Sacramento, San Antonio, San José/Silicon Valley, Seattle/King County, Tulsa, and Washington, D.C. City Year also has international affiliates in South Africa and the United Kingdom.


A proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network, City Year is supported by the Corporation for National and Community Service, local school districts and private philanthropy from corporations, foundations and individuals. City Year has earned Charity Navigator’s highest rating since 2003, certifying our commitment to accountability, transparency, and responsible fiscal management. Only 1% of rated organizations have received this distinction for more than 12 consecutive years, placing City Year among the most trustworthy nonprofits in America. Learn more at, City Year’s Facebook page, on Twitter, and LinkedIn.