Support Xavier's Parent Phone Calls for 1 Year

Goal: $ 500

No of Donation: 4

 

 

Goal: $ 500
Amount Raised: $ 1495
Remaining : $
No of Donation : 4
Category : Education
Url : http://www.cityyear.org
Contact Number : 6179272477
Address : 287 Columbus Avenue
State : Boston
City : MA
Country : US
Zipcode : 02116

Challenge

Research from Johns Hopkins University has found that likely dropouts can be identified as early as elementary school by early warning indicators: high absences, poor behaviors and course failure in math or English. If a student in the sixth grade in a high-poverty school has even one of these indicators, he has less likely to graduate high school six years later. Excessive school absenteeism precedes grade failure, loss of interest, resulting in students withdrawing from school.

Solution

City Year unites young people (ages 17-24) of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service to help students succeed in school and stay on-track to high school graduation. As tutors, mentors and role models, City Year's diverse leaders - corps members - are deployed in teams to work in low-income urban communities, transforming schools and neighborhoods and making a difference in the lives of underserved children.
City Year corps members monitor attendance and work closely with students to improve attendance through school-wide initiatives, one-on-one coaching (including phone calls home) and communication with parents and guardians. Attendance is a significant driver of student achievement and an important predictor of graduation. Corps members call home reporting a student's progress and attendance record.

Long-Term Impact

Students who progress to 10th grade with their peers are four times more likely to graduate than students who fall behind.Our Long-Term Impact goal is to ensure 80% of the students in the schools City Year serves reach 10th grade on track and on time, serving the majority of at-risk students in the locations where City Year serves. City Year focuses that service in communities where the dropout challenge is most concentrated, ultimately serving two thirds of the nation's dropouts.

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